Watermelon Mojitos are a refreshing and delicious cocktail for summer time. It's so simple to make these watermelon and rum cocktails for weekend get togethers or just for sipping by the pool!
Is there anything more refreshing than ice cold watermelon when the summer temperatures are scorching hot? We've been feasting on watermelon every week and I couldn't resist sneaking a bit of it into a cool and refreshing mojito.
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Easy Cocktail Recipes are my favorite. Mojitos certainly fit the bill. The combination of mint and lime is hard to top. I know you are going to love these easy watermelon drinks.
Ingredients for Mojitos:
Mojitos are a rum based cocktail with lime and mint. Add in your favorite fruits like watermelon, blueberries or strawberries for different variations. I like sweet cocktails so I add in simple syrup to sweeten them up.
How to Make Watermelon Mojitos:
- Place watermelon cubes into a glass with mint leaves and lime juice.
- Use a muddler or end of a wooden spoon to smash the watermelon.
- Pour in rum, and simple syrup. Add ice and fill the glasses with Sprite.
- Garnish with mint, a slice of lime and a chunk of watermelon if desired.
Really ripe watermelon works best for mojitos. When you have cut your watermelon up and it's been in the fridge for a couple of days, it doesn't stay as crisp and no one wants to eat it. That's the perfect watermelon for cocktails! I think the sweet flavor intensifies and gives your cocktail real watermelon flavor.
What is the Best Rum for Mojitos?
I use light rum for mojitos. Use your favorite brand, we used Bacardi for these mojitos.
What is Simple Syrup?
Simple syrup is just equal parts sugar and water. Heat water, it doesn't have to be boiling and mix in sugar until dissolved. Store in a mason jar in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. It's great for sweetening everything from lemonade and iced tea to your favorite cocktails.
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My Favorite Tools For Making Cocktails:
Cocktail Jigger is perfect for getting the perfect measurements for all of your favorite cocktails.
Cocktail Spoon with a muddler on the end is the best for making mojitos!
Microplane Twist & Zest is my favorite for juicing and zesting citrus.
A nice Blender is a must-have for frozen drinks.
Countertop Ice Maker – Dream ice maker right here, makes the nugget ice, just like Sonic!
Mojitos have become one of my very favorite cocktails. They are so simple to mix up when the craving strikes or if you have a last minute get together. Use whatever fruit you have on hand and enjoy a mojito today!
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- 4 cups watermelon chunks
- 2 limes, one for garnishing
- 10 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
- 2 ounces simple syrup
- 8 ounces Sprite
- Place 3 - 4 chunks of watermelon, 5 mint leaves and squeeze ½ lime into each glass.
- Muddle with a cocktail spoon or wooden spoon.
- Add rum, simple syrup and ice. Top with Sprite.
- Garnish with a slice of lime and fresh mint.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 34mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 7gSugar: 46gProtein: 4g
Nutritional calculations are estimated and may not be accurate.