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Cocktails | Watermelon Mojito

Posted on October 3, 2011

One last taste of summer! Extend summer for a few more months by keeping some watermelon juice in your freezer, just thaw and make a mojito!

Yield: 2 servings

watermelon mojito


10 large fresh mint leaves, coarsely torn by hand

3 ounces simple syrup

1 ounce fresh lime juice

4 ounces premium light rum

6 ounces watermelon juice

splash of club soda (optional)



Put mint leaves, syrup, lime juice, and rum in a cocktail shaker. Muddle. Add in watermelon juice, and stir. Fill 12 ounce highball glass with crushed ice. Pour mixture over ice, top with a splash of club soda.

You can get about 3 cups of watermelon juice from a 3 pound chunk of watermelon. Cut away the rind, remove any seeds, and then cut the juicy, pink flesh into cubes and puree them in a blender or food processor. Any extra juice can be frozen.


(Ref. "Watermelon Mojitos" recipe, Barefoot Contessa on