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No-Sugar Added Watermelon Mojito

June 8, 2016

Sit back and relax this summer with a delicious and refreshing no-sugar added watermelon mojito full of the fresh flavors of summer! 

Sit back and relax this summer with a delicious and refreshing no-sugar added watermelon mojito full of the fresh flavors of summer!  Recipe via JessicaLevinson.com | #mojito #summercocktails #cocktails #watermelon #noaddedsugar

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This post, recipe, and images are by Kaleigh McMordie, MCN, RDN

In case you couldn’t tell from our previous posts, Jessica and I are both big fans of watermelon! (Have you seen Jessica’s Watermelon, Feta and Mint Skewers and my Watermelon, Feta and Mint salad? Great minds think alike!) So when Jessica asked me to come up with a summer cocktail for her blog, a drink with watermelon was the obvious choice.

And since we both love watermelon with mint, why not make a cocktail that already uses loads of fresh mint? A Watermelon Mojito that contains just a few ingredients and is super simple to make is of course the perfect answer to a fresh, summery cocktail! You don’t even need a shaker or a muddler!

The thing I love most about this drink, besides the delicious flavor and the simple preparation, is that the watermelon brings a nice subtle sweetness so you don’t have to add any sweetener! I like my drinks very subtly sweet, so the level in this drink is just perfect for me. However, if you prefer a sweeter drink, a traditional mojito uses sugar that’s been muddled with the mint. Feel free to add some to your liking.

Sit back and relax this summer with a delicious and refreshing no-sugar added watermelon mojito full of the fresh flavors of summer!  Recipe via JessicaLevinson.com | #mojito #summercocktails #cocktails #watermelon #noaddedsugar

I like to just tear the mint leaves with my hands for this Watermelon Mojito – it brings out the natural oils in the mint so that you get a delightful mint flavor without having to chop or muddle the mint. No need for extra dirty dishes here, it is summer after all (well, almost), and you deserve to relax with a delicious drink without any extra cleanup. Simply add your ingredients to the glass, stir, and enjoy!

And if alcohol isn’t your thing or you can’t drink for health reasons (or you have a baby on the way), try this recipe out as a mocktail – it’s just as delicious and refreshing sans the rum!

FYI- This Watermelon Mojito is best served by the pool or beach, so grab one and relax. Cheers!

Sit back and relax this summer with a delicious and refreshing no-sugar added watermelon mojito full of the fresh flavors of summer!  Recipe via JessicaLevinson.com | #mojito #summercocktails #cocktails #watermelon #noaddedsugar

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Sit back and relax this summer with a delicious and refreshing no-sugar added watermelon mojito full of the fresh flavors of summer!  Recipe via JessicaLevinson.com | #mojito #summercocktails #cocktails #watermelon #noaddedsugar

Watermelon Mojitos

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

A delightfully refreshing, no-sugar-added Mojito gets a summery twist with the addition of fresh watermelon!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) watermelon puree
  • 20 mint leaves
  • Sugar (optional)
  • Crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz) fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) white rum
  • Club soda

Instructions

  1. To make the watermelon puree, blend seedless watermelon cubes (about 1 cup) in a blender or food processor. Strain into glass and set aside.
  2. Rub the rims of 2 highball glasses with a mint leaf and dip in sugar to coat (optional). Fill glasses halfway with crushed ice.
  3. Tear mint leaves and split between the two glasses. To each glass add 2 ounces watermelon puree, 2 ounces rum, and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Top with club soda and stir to combine. Garnish with extra mint leaves.

Notes

If you prefer a sweeter drink, muddle mint leaves with 1 tablespoon sugar before adding to glasses.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 2 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 8gSugar: 6gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information was calculated by Nutritionix. It may not be 100% accurate.

Sit back and relax this summer with a delicious and refreshing no-sugar added watermelon mojito full of the fresh flavors of summer!  Recipe via JessicaLevinson.com | #mojito #summercocktails #cocktails #watermelon #noaddedsugar

Do you like watermelon? How about mojitos?

Have you ever had a watermelon Mojito?

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  1. Great post Kaleigh! My favorite cocktail is the mojito (it was actually the special bride’s & groom’s drink at my wedding) and I have yet to meet a flavor that I haven’t liked. I know I would LOVE this one- so pretty and refreshing!

    1. I love mojitos too Sonali! I can’t wait to try this one since watermelon is my fave in the summer! Hope you enjoy!

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  4. 5 stars
    Watermelon, mint and lime are so FANTASTIC together! I love these glasses too! As soon as we get another watermelon, I’m making these. 🙂

  5. 5 stars
    Hello summer with this great drink!! Oh how delicious to be sipping this delicious cocktail by the pool! Pinning for later!

  6. This looks so tasty and refreshing! I have a huge watermelon sitting on my counter, and now it looks like it has a purpose – at least for some of it 😉