It's that time of year again kids, time to #DrinkTheSummer with our blogging buddies while we reminisce about all of the long, lazy summer days of 2016 that are behind us. How about we make a toast to summer's end with this easy Watermelon Mojito?!
Watermelon + mint + coconut rum - I mean seriously, can you think of a note to end summer on?!
I am still consuming watermelon at a feverish pace over here! I swear, it seems like every time I find enough interesting ways to eat the one I have sitting in the kitchen my CSA drops off another one. Honestly, I was just about ready to throw in the towel on melon all together this year since I have literally eaten my weight in it. Then a couple of weeks ago I started sipping on cocktails like this watermelon mojito made with melon puree and you guys, I'm officially back on the melon train! Go ahead CSA, bring me another melon - I dare you!
There are so many good cocktails like this watermelon mojito! Just like last year the lovely Sherrie of With Food + Love has gathered an amazing line up of bloggers today to #DrinkTheSummer and I suggest you hop on over to all of their sites to see the beautiful sips they have created! I'm so inspired - I just wish there was more of summer left so I could try them all!
Milly's Kitchen | Golden Watermelon Cocktail with Ginger, Basil + Tequila
BOOZE FREE SIPS
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Easy Melon Mojitos
Want a creamy version of this cocktail? Add 1 tablespoon full fat coconut milk to the ingredients before you strain over ice.
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- Yield: 2 small or 1 large cocktail 1x
- 4 ounces watermelon puree, see note
- 2 sprigs mint
- juice of ½ a lime
- 1 tablespoon agave
- 2 ounces coconut rum
- ice or frozen cubes of watermelon
- mint sprigs, optional
- lime wheels, optional
- Combine all of the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with a scoop of ice. Shake vigorously enough for 20-25 seconds that the ice in the shaker breaks down the mint leaves into little flecks. Strain over ice into 2 small rocks glasses and garnish with frozen cubes of melon, mint sprigs and lime wheels. Serve immediately
To make watermelon puree: place the pink flesh of a seedless watermelon in a blender and blend on high power until completely the melon is broken down and smooth. Strain through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth if the puree feels gritty.
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What are the health benefits of watermelon?
Staying true to its namesake, watermelon is mostly made of water. This makes it a great source for hydration while also helping to keep you feeling full longer. This low calorie fruit is also packed with various nutrients that are found in most fruits, especially vitamins A and C which hold antioxidants useful for fighting disease and slowing the aging process.
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