A sweet, refreshing watermelon mojito is just right for patio sipping, and it only has five simple ingredients! You make it right in the blender, for maximum ease.
This refreshing watermelon mojito is actually based on my homemade sports drink recipe. It was so summery, 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 mojito that's a vibrant hot pink.
Making Your Watermelon Mojito
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. Strain it into a tall glass.
Then, muddle your mint, top with ice, and serve. Don't worry if you've never muddled before. It just means "squish." You can use a muddling tool or the back of a spoon. The point is the bruise up that mint a bit, so it releases its flavor into the drink.
The whole thing takes only a few minutes to make.
This recipe makes one watermelon 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, make sure to stash it in the fridge to chill until your company arrives.
What if you don't have a cocktail strainer?
This drink really works best if you use a cocktail strainer when you pour it from your blender to your glass or pitcher. You can use a mesh strainer or a double layer of cheesecloth, in a pinch, though.
With a 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.
For cheesecloth, just put a double layer over your glass or pitcher, and pour. Once you pour all of the liquid from the blender, give the cloth a gentle squeeze to ease as much of the liquid out as possible.
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!
- 1 cup watermelon pieces
- 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 ½ ounces light rum
- ½ 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 leaves to the glass, and muddle with the liquid. Top off the glass with ice, and serve.