The perfect summer libation; these Watermelon Mint Mojito Cocktails are a great antidote to the heat of the day. Best to wait until watermelons are at their peak.
The thing about summer fruit and veggies that you don’t grow yourself that drives me nuts? How to tell if their quality will be summer fresh or just as bad as winter produce. I will never have a watermelon patch so I rely on the grocers and farmers markets to provide a melon that lives up to expectations. I was sorely disappointed last week when I decided to make these Watermelon Mint Mojito Cocktails.
You can knock them and sniff them and perform voodoo I suppose but I always feel like I’m lucky when I get a perfect specimen. This week was much better and the fruit so perfectly ripe and red and juicy and filled with flavor that I just had to make a cocktail and these Watermelon Mint Mojito Cocktails won the opportunity to shine.
I recently had a Watermelon Mojito when out with friends and to tell you the truth; the blending of the watermelon didn’t work for me. Mojitos are sort of messy and imperfect, with the fruit, juice and sugar muddled together with either a muddler or the back of a spoon. Sipping on a perfectly blended one just seemed wrong so I set out to right that wrong with this concoction today. All I can say is bless this mess.
I liked having the occasional bite of watermelon and bet you will too. I think they also used ginger ale instead of club soda. Just no. Whenever I do a variation on a theme there are some standards and I wouldn’t substitute club soda for ginger ale in a mojito any more than I would think that bourbon would work for tequila in a margarita; the soda should add a slight fizz but not really interfere with the already perfect flavor profile.
These Watermelon Mint Mojito Cocktails deserves the best watermelon and you deserve this drink. Go on…get the grass cut and then sit back and enjoy your handiwork with one of these frosty and perfectly summery libations. Cheers!
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 470 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 119mg Carbohydrates: 90g Fiber: 13g Sugar: 72g Protein: 10g