Cocktail Friday – Watermelon Mojito

Wow, is it Friday already? Where did the week go?! Well, I won't argue so let's get the weekend started. Here's a refreshing take on the classic mojito – this time, using fresh watermelon. Mmm, what is more refreshing on a hot summer day that cool, juicy watermelon? Why, a watermelon mojito!

Watermelon Mojito Watermelon Mojito
4 oz fresh watermelon, seeds removed, cut into small cubes
3/4 lime, cut into 3 pieces
5-6 fresh mint leaves
1 tsp sugar
1 oz simple syrup
2 oz light rum
3 oz club soda
ice cubes
Muddle watermelon, lime, mint and sugar in the bottom of the glass. Add rum and simple syrup. Fill the glass to the top with ice cubes. Top with club soda. Either cover glass with a cocktail tin or transfer to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously for 2-3 seconds. Garnish with melon wedge and sugar cane stick. Serve with a straw.
Photo and recipe from Mojito Company

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