Summer Drink Recipes-Featuring Watermelon Mojitos

There is nothing like one of our fresh summer drink recipes to really pick you up on a hot day. We love enjoying delicious cold drinks, but these fruity and classic summer drink recipes are really where it’s at. Whether you are treating yourself to our watermelon mojitos at the end of a long day working, or you are mixing up a batch to share with friends at your next weekend barbecue, these summer drink recipes are perfect!

Summer Drink Recipes are a great treat after a long hot day!  Don't miss our Watermelon Mojitos and others in this great list of Summer Drink Recipes!

Summer Drink Recipes – Featuring Watermelon Mojitos

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During the summer months, I crave iced drink recipes, especially the adult version! One of my favorite summer drink recipes from the past is Watermelon Margaritas. You can make this ahead of time and make a pitcher. You may want to double the recipe as it goes down quickly. I also had a wonderful guest post on refreshing summer drink recipes you can find HERE.

Having opened another mealy watermelon this year, I decided to round out our summer meal with another watermelon drink recipe. This time, the abundant mint plant in my garden tipped me off to make Mojitos. I did not need to look very far to find a mojitos recipe that was easy, and we had all the ingredients already at home. We even had spearmint simple syrup so that is one step I could skip.

Thanks to no other than Barefoot Contessa’s Cookbook, “How Easy Is That”, my husband and I enjoy watermelon Mojito drinks at dinner.

Summer Drink Recipes are a great treat after a long hot day!  Don't miss our Watermelon Mojitos and others in this great list of Summer Drink Recipes!

Go ahead and make the watermelon base early on in the day. Just store in a pitcher in the fridge and it will be super cold. If you don’t have time for this, I recommend using a watermelon that has been in the fridge, because colder is better. Don’t forget to label your pitcher with these fun pitcher tags so this does not get into the wrong hands!

We had purchased simple syrup for another recipe in the past so I was able to skip the step of making this, but there is no reason why you should not make a large pan of this and store it in the fridge for further recipes. Since ours was spearmint flavored I reduced the amount of fresh mint in this Drink recipe.

Summer Drink Recipes are a great treat after a long hot day!  Don't miss our Watermelon Mojitos and others in this great list of Summer Drink Recipes!

Serve this over ice and I garnished with fun shell toothpicks with a little cube of watermelon and a sprig of mint. This is a beautiful mixed drink to serve to friends and family at your next barbecue picnic, or to enjoy with your spouse by the pool after your kids go to bed. You can easily make this recipe with other fruit, but we love the idea of mint and watermelon together.

If you are looking for some fun or delicious summer drink recipes or you are looking for some great watermelon recipes, you are in luck. Not only do we have this great watermelon mojito recipe, and the watermelon margarita linked above, but we have more great unique recipes listed below for you to try. Enjoy these on a hot summer day!

More Watermelon Recipes:

 

Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojitos

Yield: 5 - 6 Drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Watermelon Mojitos is the perfect summer drink, especially when you have a mealy watermelon no one will eat.

Ingredients

  • 30 large fresh mint leaves, coarsely torn by hand
  • 3 to 4 thick slices of fresh watermelon
  • 12 ozs light rum
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup
  • 6 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions

  1. Use a motar and pestle to mash the mint leaves (I just used the back of a wooden spoon in the serving pitcher to do this) Remove and discard the rind and seeds of the watermelon. (this is where I might strain the fruit next time) Put the fruit into a food processor fitted with steel blade and puree. Put the mashed mint into a large pitcher with 2 cups of pureed watermelon, the rum, simple syrup, and lime juice and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into a pitcher for serving.
  2. Place ice cubes in 6 glasses and pour the mojito mixture into the glasses. Garnish with fresh mint and spears of watermelon. Serve ice cold.
  3. To make simple syrup, put 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water into a small pan and simmer until dissolved.

Notes

Adapted from How easy is this--Barefoot Contessa

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 104 Sodium 21mg Carbohydrates 27g Sugar 24g
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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12 Comments

  1. That looks yummy! I love watermelon flavored drinks.

    We needed the over-21 tag at our 4th of July, although my daughter can’t read so it wouldn’t help! She so wanted the “pink lemonade,” which I was informed was really “knock your panties off” – some combination of vodka, beer, and lemonade, I think. (I don’t drink vodka or beer, so not my thing to try.)

  2. These look delicious and perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing. I find some of the best, pin-worthy recipes here.

  3. Never heard of winter melon, could you make a drink out of it?

  4. That watermelon mojito looks delish!!

  5. Looks and sounds yummy! Love the little over 21 sign! Cute!

  6. This sounds good but I would probably forget the Rum–it is too darn hot to be drinking anything with liquor in it!!

  7. It is pretty hot at 1pm I think on vacation i can technically not wait until 5 right!!

  8. so sorry you were feeling under the weather. maybe a virgin one would be a good start:) Or the alcohol would kill any remaining germs

  9. I have NEVER heard of watermelon mojitos! Oh! Girl, this is awesome!

  10. Watermelon Mojitos, YES PLEASE, now that’s a summer beverage I can enjoy like right now!

  11. Love Watermelon! I would make a virgin version 🙂

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