This drink is inspired by a picture I saw on Instagram. A girl was sipping on a tall glass of something pink with a giant wedge of watermelon on the rim. I instantly thought "I need that." Now that I've made these watermelon mojitos, I'm realize this is not what she was drinking. No matter, these are delicious!
Watermelon, lime, and mint are just the perfect marriage (or umm....ménage à trois?) in my book (see exhibits A and B). Mojitos just make it next level. I think it's the sparkling water that does it for me. I adore carbonated beverages: kombucha, la croix, prosecco, you get the picture. So mojitos basically fit the bill of everything I like, bubbly, sweet, and refreshing.
One problem with mojitos- they usually contain sugar. I don't even keep regular sugar in the house. Not a problem! The watermelon juice in these sweetens them up enough that no other sweetener is needed. This recipe makes a pitcher's worth of mojitos, that's about 4 servings. You've been warned. Try not to turn this into 1 serving. Ya with me? Also, this recipe calls for rum, but it is a great, refreshing drink without the alcohol as well! Follow the same directions, just leave out the booze.
6 sprigs fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 limes cut into wedges
1c watermelon, cubed
1 1/2c watermelon juice
1/4c lime juice
3/4c white rum
2c sparkling water
- Add the mint leaves and lime wedges to the bottom of your pitcher. Muddle them together to release the lime juice and mint oil.
- Once they're muddled, add the watermelon juice, lime juice, and rum to the pitcher. Stir to combine.
- Pour the sparkling water into the pitcher and gently stir to combine.
- Add a few cubes of watermelon to each glass, then fill your glasses with ice.
- Pour the mojitos over the ice and serve.
This is so refreshing! If you make these mojitos for you and your friends, take a picture for Instagram and tag me with #ideatthatfoodtoo so I can see what you're making! You can also Pin this picture to save this recipe for later!