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