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Easy Watermelon Mojito

Don't waste that watermelon juice that collects when you cut up a whole melon ... Use it to whip up an easy Watermelon Mojito instead!  It's certainly a tasty way to enjoy summer's watermelon.

Easy Watermelon Mojito ~ Don't waste that watermelon juice that collects when you cut up a whole melon ... whip up an easy Watermelon Mojito instead!  www.thekitchenismyplayground.com


One of my favorite things about summer is enjoying watermelon.  I just love it's ripe juicy sweetness, and swear I could eat it every day.

But you know how when you cut up a watermelon, all that juice collects on the cutting board and in the bottom of the bowl where the pieces are?  It sure seems a shame to waste all that delicious juice, don't you think?
I mean, I've collected up to a couple of cups of juice from cutting up a whole watermelon.  And that stuff tastes just as good as biting into the watermelon flesh itself.  Sure seems a shame to waste it to me!

Image of watermelon juice to use to make watermelon cocktails

Enter ... this easy Watermelon Mojito recipe.

Because with that tasty watermelon juice and this easy recipe, you can quickly be enjoying a super refreshing and delicious watermelon cocktail.  All with something we typically disregard.

All it takes to make these Watermelon Mojitos is combining the usual mojito ingredients of fresh mint, fresh lime juice, and rum with a few ounces of watermelon juice.  Simply muddle {squish} mint leaves in a glass with some fresh lime juice and touch of granulated sugar.  Then add rum and watermelon juice, and top it all off with a splash of club soda.

Super easy!

Watermelon Mojito - image of an easy watermelon cocktail

Now, if you'd like to make a bigger batch of these tasty Watermelon Mojitos, you'll need a bigger "batch" of juice than what collects from cutting up a watermelon.  But not to worry ~ "making" watermelon juice is easy, too.  Simply place 3 to 4 cups of cubed watermelon chunks in a food processor and give them a whirl for a few seconds.  Strain the puree through a colander to remove the pulp, and reserve the juice.  You'll have a couple cups of juice to work with.

But believe me, whether you make this easy Watermelon Mojito cocktail in a large batch or a small batch for one or two, one thing's for sure ~ it'll certainly be a tasty way to enjoy that summer watermelon.

And a delicious way to put that usually-wasted juice to great use!

Don't waste that watermelon juice that collects when you cut up a whole melon ... Use it to whip up an easy Watermelon Mojito instead!  It's certainly a tasty way to enjoy summer's watermelon.
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Watermelon Mojito
(Printable recipe)
Ingredients
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 5 oz. watermelon juice* {I save the juice "drippings" from when I cut up a whole watermelon}
  • 3 oz. white rum
  • about 3 oz. club soda or sparkling water
  • lime wedges, mint, and watermelon wedges for garnish, if desired
Directions
  1. Place mint leaves, granulated sugar, and lime juice in a tall sturdy highball glass. With a wooden muddler or the back of a sturdy spoon, press and gently twist the mint leaves against the side of the glass. {Stop muddling when the mint is bruised and fragrant, but not yet torn, as tearing the mint too much can create a bitter taste.}
  2. Add watermelon juice and rum. Fill the glass 3/4 full with ice cubes or crushed ice. Fill the remainder of the glass with sparkling water or club soda. Stir thoroughly.
  3. Garnish with lime wedges, mint, and a watermelon wedge if desired, serve, and enjoy.
* Save the juice "drippings" from cutting up a whole watermelon.  Or, to make a larger amount of watermelon juice, place about 3 to 4 cups cubed watermelon in a food processor and pulse.  Strain through  colander to remove the pulp, reserving the juice.

Makes 1 large (12 oz.) or 2 smaller (6 oz.) cocktails.

Enjoy!





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4 comments

  1. My absolute favourite for the summer is Mojito! Thanks for sharing how to mix it with the watermelon - I will definitely give it a try.

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  2. Oh my goodness! This looks so good. I'm pinning to try later. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This is a great idea! I'll make some watermelon agua fresca for the kids and a couple of watermelon mojitos for the hubs and me. I'll be sharing this on Pinterest and Twitter.

    Greetings from the Inspire Me Monday Linky Party!

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  4. Thanks for sharing your refreshing drink at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy - congrats for being one of our Featured Bloggers this week! :-)

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