Watermelon Mojito {Recipe}

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! 

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

Post, recipe, and images by Nutritioulicious assistant and dietetic intern Kaleigh McMordie.

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 Nutritioulicious, 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.

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

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!

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

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Watermelon Mojitos

A delightfully refreshing, no-sugar-added Mojito gets a summery twist with the addition of fresh watermelon!
Course Cocktail
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Author Kaleigh McMordie

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
  2. food processor. Strain into glass and set aside.
  3. Rub the rims of 2 highball glasses with a mint leaf and dip in sugar to coat (optional). Fill glasses
  4. halfway with crushed ice.
  5. 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.

Recipe Notes

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

Do you like watermelon? How about mojitos?

Have you ever had a watermelon Mojito?

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