Watermelon Mojito

 

 

Oh watermelon! I simply never cared for it. But about a year or so ago I was talked into a watermelon libation by a persuasive barkeep and it completely changed my mind about that fun colored fruit, with its terrible texture and underwhelming taste. So, when a girlfriend of mine raved about a watermelon mojito she made over the weekend I knew it was time to give watermelon another go.

 

This is a delightful drink for a hot summer afternoon, but next time I make it I’ll muddle more and then strain everything out. The recipe I followed below was rather chunky and therefore a little unpleasant to drink.

 

Watermelon Mojito

 

2 watermelon chunks

1 lime, juiced

2 tsp sugar

Mint leaves

2 oz white rum

Ice

Ginger ale

 

Muddle 2 watermelon chunks with the juice of 1 lime and 2 teaspoons sugar in each glass. Stir in a handful of mint leaves, then add 2 ounces white rum and ice. Top with ginger ale; garnish with more mint.

 

 

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