Watermelon Mojitos

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Happy Fourth of July!!! Today I am concluding my week of Watermelon Recipes with this delicious little libation, perhaps perfect for your holiday shindigs! My particular northeast area is experiencing the margins of Hurricane Arthur this year, so we’ll need something to cry into as our beach plans got ruined.

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I hope you are having better weather than me, and that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend (don’t you just love it when July 4th falls on a Friday?!? It’s the best!). Please help yourself to one of these summery mojitos – they are a wonderful watermelon twist on the original drink. Enjoy!

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Oh and don’t forget – this week we also saw light and healthy Watermelon Gazpacho with Crab Salad, followed by this crazy-but-true, delicious Watermelon Cream Pie!

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Source: slightly adapted from Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That? by Ina Garten

Ingredients:
About 15 mint leaves, coarsely torn by hand
1 cup watermelon puree
6 oz. light rum
¼ cup simple syrup
3 tbs freshly squeezed lime juice
Sprig of mint and a watermelon spear/chunk, for garnish

Directions:
Place the mint leaves in a small pitcher and bruise them with a wooden spoon. To the pitcher, add the watermelon puree, rum, simple syrup, and lime juice. Stir to combine. Fill 2 highball glasses with ice and pour the drink into the glasses. Garnish with a mint sprig and a spear of watermelon. Serve immediately.
Makes 2 highball drinks. Could easily scale up for a party, just make the drink in a large pitcher. Could also serve in rocks glasses for smaller servings if desired.

2 responses to “Watermelon Mojitos

  1. hope you had a great 4th! these mojitos look amazing!

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