Watermelon Mojito


  • 30 fresh mint leaves

  • 1 small seedless watermelon, sliced (about 2-3 cups)

  • 8 oz. light rum (optional)

  • 1/2 cup simple syrup (recipe below)

  • 1-2 limes, juiced

Mash the mint leaves using a muddler. If you do not have one (which I don't!) place the mint leaves in a dish and smash with the back of a large spoon to release the juices.

Remove and discard the rind of the watermelon and all visible seeds. Place the watermelon slices in a food processor and puree until smooth.

In a large pitcher, add the mint leaves, pureed watermelon, rum, simple syrup and the lime juice. Stir to combine.

Serve in glasses with ice and garnish with a watermelon slice and a mint leaf.

Simple Syrup Recipe

  • 2 parts sugar

  • 1 part water

Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan. Once boiling, add the sugar. Stir constantly until dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely.
by The Savvy Kitchen