Have you ever had a watermelon that had the most perfect flavor but was a little mushy and overripe? Well this is the most amazing thing you could possible do in those circumstances! I have been loving mojitos recently and thought that adding watermelon juice would make the most amazing summer cocktail! I was right. Everyone drank these until we were completely out of juice (which means we saved an entire watermelon from the garbage!) This did take a little bit of time to make – but I can assure you that it was well worth every minute. The color of this drink is just so beautiful!
Watermelon Mojito (Makes 1)
- 1/4 lime; juiced
- 1 oz mint simple syrup (recipe below)
- 5-6 fresh mint leaves
- 1 1/2 oz white rum (I used Bacardi)
- Crushed ice
Mint Simple Syrup
- 2 fresh sprigs of mint (stems and all)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup water
Bring water, sugar, and mint to a boil stirring occasionally. Turn heat to low and stir constantly until the sugar dissolves completely. Let the syrup cool to room temperature. Remove mint sprigs and pour into a clean glass jar. Store in the refrigerator. This can be made ahead of time and used over and over again! This recipe is also a fun way to mix new flavors into drinks. Try chipotle, lavender, rose, vanilla, or anything else you can think of!