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Watermelon Mojito

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Imagine lounging on the patio during a warm, breezy afternoon, craving a fruity twist to your favorite classic cocktail. Enter the Watermelon Mojito—your ideal summer companion. This vibrant and invigorating concoction blends the sweetness of fresh watermelon with the bright zing of lime and the aromatic burst of mint, crafting a truly refreshing cocktail that’s sure to delight.

At the core of this cocktail, you have ripe, succulent watermelon. Watermelon pieces are muddled with simple syrup in the base of a cocktail shaker, releasing their sweet, hydrating juice. This base gives the drink its signature body and a subtly sweet canvas to build off, with the remaining flavors coming into the mix. To this, we add freshly slapped mint leaves. “Slapping” the mint is a gentle way to release the oils without turning the leaves bitter, ensuring a clean, refreshing mintiness that threads through the drink. The interaction between the mint and the watermelon sets a fresh and aromatic undertone, balancing the sweetness with a breath of coolness.

Next, a generous pour of white rum fortifies the mixture, introducing a light, yet spirited character. The rum’s slightly sweet and fruity notes enhance the watermelon, allowing the flavors to meld beautifully. Lime juice follows, cutting through the sweetness with its bright acidity, giving the Mojito its characteristic tangy kick.

Once these elements are shaken together with ice, you’ll be ready to serve the cocktail in a highball glass. For an extra touch of flavor and visual appeal, I added some fresh lime wheels and watermelon around the ice-filled glass. I recommend double-straining the cocktail mixture into the glass to ensure extra pieces of watermelon, seeds, and mint aren’t present.

The cocktail is topped with soda water, adding a sparkling lift that makes each sip as refreshing as the first. A generous bundle of fresh mint garnishes the drink, not just for decoration but to enhance the sensory experience, greeting you with a fragrant aroma with every sip.

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Step 1: In a shaker, muddle watermelon cubes with simple syrup.

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Step 2: Add in some mint leaves along with white rum and lime juice. Top with ice and shake until chilled.

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Step 3: Fill a highball glass with ice while placing pieces of watermelon and lime slices around the glass.

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Step 4: Double strain the mixture into the glass and top it off with soda water.

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Step 5: Garnish with a large bundle of mint leaves.

Mojitos are known for their crisp, refreshing taste but this Watermelon Mojito offers a pleasantly sweet touch. Each ingredient is chosen for its ability to complement and elevate the others, from the foundation of sweet watermelon to the sparkling touch of soda water.

So, grab your ingredients and give this recipe a try for yourselves!

Watermelon Mojito

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Instructions

  1. Step 1 – In a shaker, muddle watermelon cubes with simple syrup.
  2. Step 2 – Add in some mint leaves along with white rum and lime juice. Top with ice and shake until chilled.
  3. Step 3 – Fill a highball glass with ice while placing pieces of watermelon and lime slices around the glass.
  4. Step 4 – Double strain the mixture into the glass and top it off with soda water.
  5. Step 5 – Garnish with a large bundle of mint leaves.

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