The taste of summer in a scrumptious cocktail; Watermelon Mojitos! Easy to whip up and share. Single serve and pitcher ready, for your convenience!
Keyword Mint Simple Syrup, Watermelon Mojitos, White Rum Cocktails
Total Time 10minutes
For a Single Serving:
2-3Sprigs of Fresh Mintleaves and stems + more for garnish
1/2Limecut into quarters
1/2oz (14g)Simple Syrup*or to taste (recipe in notes)
2oz (56g)Light Rum
3 oz (85g)Watermelon Purée**seedless
For a Pitcher or Six Servings:
A Fist Full of Fresh Mintleaves and stems + more for garnish
3Limescut into quarters
1/3 C (85g)Simple Styrup*or to taste
1 1/2C (340g)Light Rum
2C (510g)Watermelon Purée**
Club SodaI use about 1 1/2 C to top the pitcher
For a Single:
In a cocktail shaker, or cocktail mixing glass, layer the cut lime wedges, and mint springs. Pour in the simple syrup and use a muddler to muddle the mixture for about 30 seconds. The goal is to squeeze out the lime juice and to allow the mint to release its oils.
Add the light rum to the muddled mixture, then using a fine mesh strainer, strain in the puréed watermelon (save the solids for a smoothie!). Add crushed ice then shake or stir. Strain into an ice filled highball glass. Top with Club Soda. Stir. Garnish with a watermelon wedge and mint stem.
For a Pitcher:
In a large Ball jar, layer the cut lime wedges, and mint springs. Pour in the simple syrup and use a muddler to muddle the mixture for about 30 seconds. The goal is to squeeze out the lime juice and to allow the mint to release its oils. Add the light rum and to the muddled mixture. Stir. Strain into a pitcher.
Into the pitcher, use a fine mesh strainer to strain in the watermelon puree (save the solids for a smoothie!). Stir, add ice (or add ice to individual glasses) and top with club soda. Serve right away.
*For the Simple Syrup: Pour 1/2 C (120g) sugar and 1/2 C (116g) water into small saucepan and bring to a boil. Stir. Boil until all the sugar is dissolved, just a few minutes. Pour into a lidded container for storage in the refrigerator until ready to use. For added minty goodness, add a few sprigs of mint to the simple syrup before cooking and allow it to steep for about 10 minutes before transferring the syrup to a storage container. Because watermelon can vary widely in its sweetness, add more or less simple syrup to taste.**Purée the watermelon in a blender or food processor. A high speed blender will break down the watermelon most efficiently. Watermelon purée can be stored in a lidded container in the refrigerator for up to two days.