Enjoy some beautiful weather and the best day with a Watermelon Mojito in hand! This pitcher of mojitos is lightened up with very little sugar, yet is still perfectly sweetened, refreshing, and everything you want in a cocktail. Looking for a mocktail? You can omit the alcohol and still enjoy!
Nothing says summer like fresh cut watermelon, and mojitos. When I have a mojito in hand, I can’t help but smile with the confidence that bright and sunny times are here! I was definitely looking for that feeling recently, with our Mexico vacation cancelled. Whipping up a pitcher of watermelon mojitos on my back deck with a few girlfriends was almost like being in Mexico. Ha! A girl can pretend right?
With 4th of July right around the corner, I figured this was a perfect time to post a refreshing and festive drink you can all enjoy. Also, I’ve had several reader requests for a fun summer drink! This one is downright perfect. I was determined to lighten it up, and avoid using any additional sweeteners or sugar. I am here to tell you, and my girlfriends will confirm, this pitcher of mojitos does not need any sweeteners!
How to make Watermelon Mojitos:
Here are the ingredients you will need:
- fresh mint
- sparkling water
- white rum
We start by cubing up the watermelon and letting it chill for at least an hour.
We’ll then place in the blender to create a watermelon juice, this may take a few minutes. It will be frothy and amazing! You can leave it as is, or use a strainer (or coffee filter). Personally, it worked great for me without having to strain.
In a large pitcher, place the mint in the bottom of the pitcher and muddle with the back of a spoon (or cocktail muddle tool). Basically, you’re just squishing it. Now top with ice. Pour in your watermelon juice, lime juice, white rum, and top with sparkling water or tonic water. Garnish with extra mint and lime slices.
- Vodka: Can you use vodka in place of rum? YES!!!! I actually prefer vodka, although traditional mojitos are made with rum.
- Mocktail– just omit the rum and you have a refreshing drink!
- Sweeter version: Some of you may enjoy something a little sweeter. The easiest way is to stir in a bit tablespoon of honey per serving. For the pitcher, 4 tablespoons and for each individual glass, add in 1 tablespoon. The other option is to use Tonic water in place of seltzer water. My favorite brand is Fever Tree.
To make in individual glasses:
Muddle the mint at the bottom of the glass. Then fill 2/3 of the glass with ice. Fill half the glass with watermelon juice, add one shot of rum, squeeze in half of a lime, and then top with sparkling water.
A low sugar drink:
Why I love this version of watermelon mojitos: so clean, and a drink you can enjoy guilt free! Often times when we load our bodies with cocktails, we are also loading them with tons of added sugar. It’s not necessary! Alcohol in itself is a toxin, so cutting out the added sugar is a bonus.
- 8 cups cubed watermelon*
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves + more for garnish
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup white rum
- 1 cup Seltzer water**
- lime wedges for garnish
Prepare the watermelon, by chilling the watermelon cubes for at least an hour. Place inside a blender and blend until smooth and no chunks remain.
In the bottom of a large pitcher, muddle the mint using a wooden spoon (or muddling tool). Fill the pitcher halfway with ice.
Pour in the watermelon juice, lime juice, and rum. Give the mixture a good stir. Top with seltzer water.
Pour into individual glasses and garnish with mint and limes.
*You will need a medium sized watermelon to get 8 cups cubed.
**Use tonic water if looking for a sweeter cocktail.