These Watermelon Mojitos are incredible easy to make, only 5 ingredients and are a perfect refreshing, minty summer cocktail!
Back at it again with another Watermelon recipe, but hey – remember we are preparing for summer, okay? Also, it’s the WEEKEND so you’re going to need a great cocktail to celebrate. During our fun filled pre-Memorial Day celebration BBQ filled with amazing grilled veggies, I made the bold declaration that I was going to make Watermelon Mojitos for the first time, completely untested and went ahead and used ALL of the watermelon in the house on the first go. Now completely aware that this could end in total failure, I went forth brave (foolish?) and whipped this recipe together. Well, Thank God, the comment after the first taste “I hope you wrote down exactly what you did for this recipe – this is a keeper.”
To be fair, it’s pretty hard to mess up a watermelon recipe. I’ve been a watermelon addict all my life, and have found that anything in goes into – popsicles, by itself, a sorbet, a salad, the list goes on – it all comes out pretty perfect. Watermelons themselves are so versatile and refreshing in nature that they give that effect to anything and everything they are added to. Case in point these shining watermelon mojitos.
Sure, mojitos are great all by themselves thanks to the magic of mint, and well duh, rum. What happens when you add juicy, sweet and fruity watermelon to the mix? You may as well be automatically transported to a tropical (hey!) island on the beach, sipping on these watermelon mojitos while gazing into the deep, clear blue sea. That immediate imagery is incredibly tempting, and something I kind of need to do like yesterday, but that’s exactly how you’ll feel after you sip on this. Now, I’m not trying to say that a cocktail drink will give you amazing health benefits, but it does help with watermelon which apparently I was right is 90% water, is also loaded with vitamins A, B6 and C, antioxidants and amino acids among other great benefits. P.S. While I did add natural homemade simple syrup, I would definitely taste the drink before adding the simple syrup and adjust based on how sweet your watermelon is.
Look out summer, here we come! I know, super lame ending, but it sounded really preppy AND cool in my head. I’ll just stick to creating the yummy recipes, yah?