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Watermelon Mojito


This watermelon variation on a classic Cuban mojito is cool enough for the hottest summer days.

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  • 30 fresh mint leaves, torn
  • 4 thick slices fresh watermelon, separated
  • 12 ounces light rum
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Sprigs of mint, slices of lime and wedges of watermelon, for serving


Servings 6
Preparation time 10mins


Step 1

Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of a large pitcher. Remove the rinds and seeds of the watermelon. Put the fruit into a food processor fitted with the steel blade and puree. Pour 2 cups of pureed watermelon into the pitcher with the mint. Add the the rum, simple syrup, and lime juice and stir to combine.

Place ice cubes in 6 glasses and pour the mojito mixture into the glasses. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint. lime slices and wedges of watermelon. Serve.


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