Saturday, August 13, 2011

Watermelon Mojito

There's always a large element of surprise in every week's CSA farm box. Last week, I received a red, seedless watermelon, which was fabulous. This week my watermelon was seeded, light yellow, and it didn't taste quite as fabulous. It was good, but not stand alone good. So what do you do? You pulverize it with some lime, sugar, mint, and rum and call it summer. Delicious, wonderful summer. 

If you can find seedless watermelon this recipe will be simpler as you won't have to pick seeds out of your watermelon before you use it. Watermelon seeds should never make it into your mojito, no matter the color of your watermelon.

Watermelon Mojito
-Makes 1 drink

1 Spoon white sugar (you can adjust depending on the sweetness of your watermelon)
2 Oz White Rum
3/4 to 1 cup watermelon cubes, seedless or seeded
5 large mint leaves
1/2 of one lime cut into wedges
Sparkling water/ Club Soda
Ice cubes

- Muddle the sugar, watermelon, lime, and mint in a bar glass until the watermelon is liquified and you can smell the mint. (My glass addition order: mint, lime, sugar, and watermelon on top). Add the rum and a handful of ice and shake the mixture thoroughly (I topped my bar glass with a metal shaker). 

- Strain the mixed drink into a tumbler glass that's half filled with ice. Try to keep the leftover bits of watermelon out of the tumbler. Top the drink off with soda or sparkling water, garnish with a wedge of watermelon and a sprig of mint, and serve! Cheers!

1 comment:

  1. Touche, this is a better way of spicing up the bland watermelon.......Though I in no way credit this gem with my suggestion, I do think I should get some credit for (in a way) suggesting to spice up the watermelon with alcohol!