I had some coconut run on hand, mint in the garden, and more watermelon than I needed. Now I don't believe this is technically a Mojito because it doesn't have any lime but I'm going with it because of the muddled mint.
This experiment turned into a super refreshing sip of summer. I couldn't be more pleased!
Here's the recipe for one cocktail. I made a pitcher after I got the portions just right because who wants to go through all this effort for one drink, right?!?!
4 oz. Coconut Rum (I used Cruzan but any brand will do)
4 oz. Watermelon Juice
4 oz. Pelligrino
2 sprigs Mint leaves
1/2 c. ice
To make the juice:
Dice up 1/2 a watermelon and put into blender. I had to do two batches. Use a wooden spoon to smash down the watermelon and get the juices started. Blend to a liquid (not hard at all!)
Then, again working in batches, pour through a wire mesh sieve using a wooden spoon to get all the juices through. This will remove any pulp and make a nice juice. No sugar needed!
Proof that you don't need a beautiful modern kitchen to make great food (and drinks)!
To make the cocktail:
Wash mint leaves and place at the bottom of the glass. Pour in rum. Use a wooden spoon to muddle the leaves and release all the minty goodness.
Add in ice, watermelon juice, & Pellegrino
Cheers to summertime!!!