This weekend I dove into the Mojito Plant (aka, mint plant) that has done so well and made some yummy cocktails. When a friend pointed out I had some watermelon that needed to be used soon, I obviously thought the best use for a bit of watermelon is to add booze to it – and the watermelon mojito was born.
I admit that I don’t really measure things, so these are estimates:
- 3 mint leaves
- Approx: 3 tablespoons watermelon
- 1 1/2 shot rum
- club soda
- 1 lime
- simple syrup – make as much as you need at once with a 1.5 sugar to 1 water ratio. Just heat the water, add the sugar until it dissolves. I added mint to mine.
Muddle (aka, smash it up) 2 mint leaves, a slice of the lime, watermelon and approx. 1/2 shot simple syrup together with some crushed ice until it is a yummy mushy mess. Add the rum and club soda to taste with more crushed ice.
If you want to be fancy, add a mint and piece of melon to the rim and drink up this glass of summer on your porch with some friends.