Watermelon Mojito Mocktail (Virgin Mojito)

I made this Watermelon Mojito Mocktail using a Georgia Watermelon as part as part of a sponsored post for Georgia Watermelon Association.

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Watermelon season means it is time to get the blender out. Sure I love a nice, juicy slice of watermelon, but what I really love to do is make cocktails or in this case mocktails. Watermelon margaritas are usually in heavy rotation in my house. This year I decided to change things up and make Watermelon Mojito Mocktails. If you want a cocktail, just add some good rum. Since my daughter loves a “special”, a mocktail, I decided to make them for the whole family. Luckily for us, fresh mint is growing in our garden like a weed. Using it in a drink is one of my favorite uses for it. I just love to pretend to be a bartender and whip up different combinations.
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You only need a few ingredients to make this delicious Watermelon Mojito Mocktail. Start with a ripe and juicy seedless watermelon. Throw it in the blender and puree. I have a high-powered blender so mine will pulverize the watermelon. If your blender doesn’t, pour the watermelon through a strainer placed on a bowl. Next grab some fresh mint leaves and crush them with a muddler. Go ahead, get some aggression out. I keep simple syrup in my fridge, don’t you? It lasts for a while, so why not? That way you can make the drink as sweet as you want.

I top it with a little seltzer to give it a little fizz. That is it. You’ve made a mocktail. Watermelon Mojito Mocktails are so refreshing you are going to want to make it all summer long.  Do you like to make up your own drink recipes? Enter Georgia’s Best Summertime Drink Contest here with your favorite Georgia-grown watermelon beverage recipe.  The first prize is a Ninja 720Z Mega Kitchen System.  You can also find the official contest rules and details there.

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Watermelon Mojito Mocktail

Watermelon Mojito Mocktail

Course Beverage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 6 mint leaves
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 oz simple syrup*
  • 4 oz watermelon puree**
  • 2 oz seltzer water

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with a pinch of salt.
  2. Fill the cocktail shaker a third of the way with ice.
  3. Add the simple syrup and watermelon juice. Shake.
  4. Pour into a glass and top with seltzer water.

Recipe Notes

To make simple syrup, add 1 cup water and 1/2 cup sugar to microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute. Stir. If sugar does not fully dissolve, continue to microwave in 20 second increments. Refrigerate until cold
*I pureed 4lbs. of watermelon and got about 3 cups puree

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Comments

  1. This looks fantastic Christie! So refreshing! Gorgeous photos too!
  2. mmmm sounds delicious! And i have half a watermelon in my fridge! Sold!
  3. This drink looks so light and flavorful! I love summer drinks like this.
  4. We have a house full of watermelon lovers here and TONS of mint. This recipe looks perfect. Can't wait to try it!
  5. Gorgeous and delicious. I bet it doesn't even need the sugar.
  6. This looks so refreshing! I could drink this all summer long!
  7. I'm all about watermelon, especially this week, so I definitely can drink to these mocktails!
  8. This mocktail looks so refreshing! Would love sipping on a glass of this right now :)
  9. This looks SO refreshing and healthy! I know my daughter and I would both love it! Great recipe!
  10. Looks so refreshing, but I'm going to need to add a little alcohol to mine for party time!
    • Christie Daruwalla says
      Hi Kelly, I have to admit I added some gin after we took photos. My daughter drank it without for a special drink for her.
  11. We have a Georgia Watermelon in our fridge right now, looks like I know how to start the weekend!

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