Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon Mojito

Watermelon Mojitos are refreshing, easy to make and bursting with flavor. Step into summer with your new favorite rum-based cocktail recipe, made with watermelon, lime juice, and fresh mint. You’ll love it!

Watermelon Mojitos

I’m always on the hunt for refreshing cocktails to enjoy outside with my friends and family during the summer months. I don’t know about you, but when I think about summer cocktails, my mind instantly goes to mojitos. This iconic Cuban cocktail traditionally features white rum, lime juice, sugar, mint, and club soda.

As much as I love sticking with the classics, mojitos are the perfect cocktail for spicing up with some variety. You can add all sorts of fruits, from pineapple to berries, as a great way of switching up the flavor, but watermelon mojitos are easily one of my favorites. This Watermelon Mojito recipe combines all the best parts of this rum-based cocktail with the most classic summer fruit for a fruity cocktail that tastes amazing.

It doesn’t get much better than this mojito watermelon recipe if you’re looking for an easy way to impress people with your mixology skills. Stick around to learn all about the mojito ingredients you’ll need, how to make mojitos for a crowd, and how to make a non-alcoholic version for the best watermelon mocktails ever. 

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Key Ingredients

Let’s talk about the key ingredients you’ll need to make this watermelon mint cocktail.

  • White Rum: Make sure to use a quality rum that you enjoy the taste of. Some good options include Havana Club, Mount Gay, Cruzan, and Bacardi Silver.
  • Watermelon: This sweet and refreshing fruit adds tons of delicious flavor and great color. Watermelon is best from May to September, making this the perfect summer cocktail.
  • Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice is always best when making mojitos, but you can use store-bought lime juice in a pinch if you have to. 
  • Fresh Mint: Arguably the most essential part of any mojito recipe, fresh mint leaves are what give this rum cocktail its signature minty and refreshing flavor.
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How to Make The Best Watermelon Mojito

You can whip up a fantastic watermelon mojito in just 5 minutes, making this delicious cocktail one of the best drinks to make at home. All you have to do is follow the simple steps below.

Step 1: Combine Your Ingredients

Add the mint leaves, watermelon, teaspoons sugar, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker, then muddle together. Add ice and rum. 

Step 2: Shake, Garnish and Serve

Shake in a shaker, then pour into the glasses. Top off with club soda and garnish with mint sprig. Enjoy!

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Watermelon Mojito Recipe Tips and Variations

This recipe for watermelon mojitos is so easy that you really can’t go wrong, but there are plenty of ways to enhance your cocktail or customize it to make it your own. Here are some of my top tips and variations to help you make the best mojitos:

  • To amp up the ‘wow’ factor of your mojitos, chill your glasses in the freezer before using them. This will help to keep your cocktails cold for as long as possible.
  • If you don’t have granulated sugar, feel free to use simple syrup or agave instead. 
  • Want to use a fruit other than watermelon? No problem. Check out my suggestions below for some of the best fruits for mojitos to try out next. 
  • Try swapping out the fresh mint for basil to make a watermelon basil cocktail that is totally different but just as delicious. 
  • For watermelon mocktails, simply leave out the rum and add some extra club soda to compensate for the loss of liquid. 
  • Make a tropical watermelon cocktail by adding a splash of coconut cream or coconut water. 
  • Not sure what to do with leftover mojitos? Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze to make watermelon mojito ice cubes, then transfer to an airtight storage bag to store in the freezer long-term. Next time you make mojitos, these will serve as the perfect ice cubes to keep your drink cold without watering it down.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about this watermelon mojito recipe:

What can I use instead of watermelon?

If you want to switch up the flavor profile of your mojitos, you can use almost any other fresh fruit or fruit puree that you like. Some of my top picks include pineapple, berries, mango, and passionfruit. You could even mix and match your favorite fruits for a combination mojito—the options are endless! Try my Strawberry Mojitos for an excellent berry twist.

Can I make watermelon mojitos without alcohol?

Absolutely. You can turn these mojitos into watermelon mocktails by simply leaving out the rum and adding more club soda instead. Alternatively, try adding equal parts coconut water and club soda for a delicious tropical mocktail that isn’t overly bubbly.

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How do you make mojitos for a crowd?

You can easily make mojitos for a crowd by multiplying the recipe and serving your mojitos by the pitcher. Tripling the recipe will make a mojito pitcher that serves 6, so keep this in mind when planning how many servings to make for your group. 

You can make your pitchers a few hours in advance and keep them chilled in the fridge. Avoid adding ice until you’re ready to serve, so you don’t water down the mojitos. 

What should I garnish mojitos with?

Mojitos are typically garnished with a lime wheel or a fresh mint spring, and I also like to garnish with a sugar cane stick if I can find them at the store. For these watermelon mojitos, I highly recommend chopping any extra watermelon into smaller pieces and using that as an eye-catching garnish for this tasty watermelon mint drink. I also like to scoop some watermelons with a tablespoon and freeze them to make watermelon ice cubes.

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And there you have it – your new favorite summer drink. Watermelon mojitos are refreshing, easy to make, and bursting with flavor. Step into summer with your new favorite rum-based cocktail recipe. I hope you love them as much as I do! If you give this recipe a try, be sure to leave me a 5-star rating below. Until next time…

Watermelon Mojitos

Watermelon Mojito

Kenneth Temple
Take a step into summer with this refreshing watermelon mojito recipe. Made with lime juice and fresh mint, it's the perfect cocktail for hot weather.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 2 persons
Calories 191 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup diced watermelon
  • 1 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • ice cubes
  • 4 oz. white rum
  • Club soda
  • 20 mint leaves 1 oz., plus more for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Add the mint leaves, watermelon, teaspoons sugar, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker, then muddle together. Add ice and rum. Shake in a shaker then pour into glass top off with club soda and garnish with mint sprig.

Notes

Watermelon Mojito Recipe Tips and Variations:
  • To amp up the ‘wow’ factor of your mojitos, chill your glasses in the freezer before using them. This will help to keep your cocktails cold for as long as possible.
  • If you don’t have granulated sugar, feel free to use simple syrup or agave instead.
  • Want to use a fruit other than watermelon? No problem. Check out my suggestions below for some of the best fruits for mojitos to try out next.
  • Try swapping out the fresh mint for basil to make a watermelon basil cocktail that is totally different but just as delicious.
  • For watermelon mocktails, simply leave out the rum and add some extra club soda to compensate for the loss of liquid.
  • Make a tropical watermelon cocktail by adding a splash of coconut cream or coconut water.
  • Not sure what to do with leftover mojitos? Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze to make watermelon mojito ice cubes, then transfer to an airtight storage bag to store in the freezer long-term. Next time you make mojitos, these will serve as the perfect ice cubes to keep your drink cold without watering it down.

Nutrition

Calories: 191kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 176mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 871IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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