Watermelon Mojito Mocktail Recipe
If summer had a flavor, it’d taste like watermelon. It’s refreshing, full of hydration, and naturally sweet – but not overbearingly so. And since watermelon is about 90% water, it juices easily without much waste, ensuring you reap all the rewards of this delicious, healthy fruit. From mojitos to margaritas and everything in between, watermelon juice makes for a great base to any summer cocktail.
I know what you’re thinking, though, “Cocktails? Don’t tempt me. I cut out alcohol.” Worry not, my sweet melon – this watermelon mojito mocktail contains zero alcohol and no added sugar. Zilch, nada, nothing. Cheers to that!
Watermelon Mojito Mocktail
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
- ½ seedless watermelon
- Two limes, juiced
- Two mint leaves per glass
- Crushed ice
- Seltzer or club soda
To Get The Goods
- Add the half watermelon (no rind, of course) to a blender and blend until liquefied. I’ve found the easiest way is to cut a seedless watermelon in half, then scoop out the inside and load the blender until it’s full, then blend in batches. It usually takes about 2-3 rounds to blend the entire half watermelon.
- Once blended, pour into a pitcher. If you blend long enough, it should be entirely liquid. But if there’s some pulp and you want to remove it, pour the juice over a fine mesh strainer as-needed (I usually skip this).
- Add the lime juice to the watermelon juice and stir thoroughly.
- When ready to serve, muddle two mint leaves in each glass. It might help to add a squeeze of lime juice to help the muddling process.
- Add ice and fill with watermelon-lime juice until the glass is half full. Top off with seltzer (and a pretty little mint and watermelon garnish, if you’re fancy like that).
This mocktail can become a cocktail, too – so if you’re serving at a party, or want a little pep in your step, add a splash of rum and you’re good to go. Kick back, relax, and enjoy.