Fresh ingredients are the way to go to make the perfect summer cocktail - the Watermelon Mojito! This fruity twist on the classic Cuban mojito will make you feel like you're lounging beneath the palms no matter where you are!
Cuisine American, Spanish
Keyword watermelon mojito
Prep Time 10minutes
Total Time 10minutes
1/4watermelonseeded & chunked
2teaspoonssimple syrupor sugar
1/2tablespoonhydrated chia seeds
10-15mint leavesplus more for garnish
Watermelon spearsfor garnish
Sliced limefor garnish
Add watermelon chunks, lime juice, and simple syrup to a food processor or blender and process until smooth, about 30-60 seconds.
Rub a mint leaf on the rim of each glass. Place mint leaves in one hand and clap your hands together once or twice, slightly bruising the leaves. Divide them between the glasses.
Divide watermelon mixture into glasses, then add the rum. Stir vigorously for 15-20 seconds. Taste and add additional simple syrup if desired. Stir in chia seeds.
Add 1 cup of ice to each glass, then top off with a splash of sparkling water.
Garnish with watermelon spears, lime slices, and mint sprigs before serving.