A watermelon coconut mojito is just right for patio sipping, and it only has five simple ingredients!
This refreshing coconut mojito is actually based on a really healthy homemade sports drink recipe that I published last week week. When I tried it, though, I couldn’t resist adding some herbs and booze to the mix to see how it worked as a cocktail. The result was an awesome watermelon coconut mojito that’s a vibrant hot pink.
The secret to making this coconut mojito a little bit less heavy for spring/summer is using coconut water instead of coconut milk. To make a glass, just puree your watermelon, rum, and lime juice together, and strain into a rocks glass.
Then, muddle your mint, top with ice and coconut water, and serve. Seriously, it takes only a few minutes to make.
This recipe makes one watermelon coconut mojito, but it multiples easily. You can make two, if you have a friend swinging by, or whip up a whole pitcher. If you’re doing a whole pitcher, I’d estimate about 1/2 cup coconut water per person.
This drink really works best if you use a cocktail strainer, but you can use a mesh strainer or a double layer of cheesecloth, in a pinch. With the mesh strainer, just pour slowly, and use the back of a spoon to press the liquid into the glass. If your mesh strainer gets clogged, just scrape out the pulp, and keep at it.
The resulting drink is sweet with a mild coconut taste and a nice bite from the lime and mint. Such a nice spring and summertime treat!
Watermelon Coconut Mojito
Yield: 1 watermelon coconut mojito
- 1cup watermelon pieces
- juice of 1 fresh lime (about 3 tablespoons)
- 1 1/2 to 2 ounces light rum (How strong do you want your drink to be?)
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1 packed tablespoon fresh mint leaves
- Combine the watermelon, lime juice, rum, and coconut water in your blender, and puree until smooth. Use a cocktail strainer to strain the mixture into the bottom of a tall glass.
- Add your mint leave to the glass, and muddle with the liquid.
- Top off the glass with ice, and serve.