Mojitos have always been my favorite summer cocktail. You can control how much simple syrup you add and there aren’t a lot of sugars to worry about. For me sugary cocktails = a major headache. I stayed away from mojitos for awhile because both times I had them I got sick… I figured it had to be either rum or mint that didn’t agree with me. But I’ve had them both separately. So I am forced to conclude that I must have had just too many or something else on those days. Phew! I can officially drink mojitos. I am also utterly obsessed with watermelon. Always have been. Even back in my watermelon seed spitting contest days (is that indeed an activity or am I making this memory up?). Watermelon + mojitos are my favorite combo yet. I looked up a few recipes but ultimately decided to wing it and it was soso good. It’s probably not in my best interest how good these are. Hello, pool and mojito party. (Really, a whole party around mojitos? I must.) See below for a quasi-recipe.
To make these, gather all your ingredients: watermelon, light rum, club soda, mint, lime, and a sweetener. I prefer agave over simple syrup, to taste. Make a mojito as you normally would. Top with club soda, but only to fill about 1/2 the cup. Then, cut watermelon into chunks and blend to create a puree. Fill the rest of the cup with the blended watermelon, stir to blend, and garnish with a watermelon wedge. Yum!