Happy Memorial Day! DIY Cocktails and I have come up with the Watermelon Mojito. As you may have guessed by the name, this drink takes the mojito to the next level by adding fresh watermelon to it.
Because watermelon and mint go well together, this drink really can’t go wrong. It’s perfect for sipping on the back porch or enjoying with friends at a barbecue.
This post is also part of RedEnvelope’s #redBar project.
You know, this may be my favorite summer cocktail!
(makes one cocktail)
1 1/2 c watermelon
5 mint leaves
1/2 oz lime juice
1/2-3/4 oz simple syrup, depending on how sweet you want it
1.5-2 oz rum, depending on how strong you want it
Ice, preferably crushed
Cut the watermelon into cubes and measure out 1 1/2 cups. Combine the watermelon, lime juice, mint leaves, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Thoroughly muddle the mixture until the watermelon is mostly liquid. Add the rum and some ice cubes. Shake.
Next, fill a glass most of the way up with crushed ice. Strain the watermelon mixture into the glass. Top with club soda. Enjoy!