Forget the summer solstice — the real first day of summer is when you start eating watermelon. The sweet, juicy fruit is all the more refreshing when temperatures peak, making it a staple at pool parties, barbecues, and warm summer nights. While there's nothing that can truly compare to the experience of eating it by the slice as the juices drip down your fingers, watermelon enjoyed in the form of a cocktail comes pretty close.
Being that watermelon is sweet, it's the perfect substitution for the sugar in a mojito, and it also pairs naturally with the lime and mint. To make a watermelon mojito, you simply add the watermelon, mint, and lime to a glass, then top with ice, white rum, and seltzer. Just wait until you try it — you'll probably end up drinking it all summer long.
Opt for watermelon or lime seltzer if you want to add another layer of flavor
- 3 watermelon slices (about ¼ cup)
5 fresh mint leaves
1½ -2 ounces white rum
½ cup seltzer
- Dice the watermelon and add to a glass along with mint and lime. For a more intense flavor, use a muddler to crush the ingredients together.
- Top with ice and white rum, then finish with seltzer.
- Garnish with a watermelon slice and enjoy!
- Cocktails, Drinks
- 1 mojito
- Total Time
- 4 minutes, 59 seconds