Sunday, July 24, 2011

Watermelon Coconut Mojito

As I was cutting up a beautiful watermelon for lunch today, it came to me... why is watermelon juice not on the market? The melon is all juice, inexpensive, and oh so tasty. So I decided to make some. Then my dear husband suggested some mint, of course! Then I had a genius mixologist moment... Watermelon Coconut Mojitos!!!

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!!!


  1. Looks yummy!! Something I would like?? :)

    And you and I have both prepared many wonderful meals in our not so modern kitchens....retro is the new modern, right??

  2. Mmmm girl ~ you have done it again! Sounds tasty and I might have to give it a try! I'm back in the blogging world. We will be leaving for a 2 week vacation to Wyoming/Colorado this Saturday. Stop by my blog and watch where we go & what we see!!

  3. Renee - what's your blog address? I didn't know you had one! I would love to see your pics. I've never been out West. Have a great time!!!