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Watermelon-Ginger Mojitos Recipe

Spice up your date with Watermelon-Ginger Mojitos

Active: 20 minutes

Chill: 1 hour 15 minutes

Total: 1 hour 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 10

Ingredient Checklist:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 fresh mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
  • 8 cups seedless watermelon cubes (from 1 [7 1/2-lb.] seedless watermelon)
  • 3 cups (24 oz.) light rum (such as Bacardí Superior), chilled
  • 1 (12-oz.) bottle ginger beer, chilled
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 4 limes) 
  • Ice cubes
  • Small watermelon wedges, for garnish


Step 1
Bring 1/2 cup water and sugar to a simmer in a small saucepan over high. Simmer, stirring often, until sugar dissolves, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat; add mint, and stir until submerged. Refrigerate until mixture is completely cool, 1 hour. Pour mint mixture through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard solids. Chill mint syrup until ready to use.

Step 2
While syrup cools, place watermelon in a blender, and process until smooth, about 20 seconds. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a large measuring cup, pressing gently to squeeze out juice. Discard solids, and refrigerate 15 minutes. Repeat straining procedure. (You should have about 4 cups juice.)

Step 3
Stir together mint syrup, watermelon juice, rum, ginger beer, and lime juice in a large pitcher.

Step 4
Pour evenly into 10 highball glasses filled with ice; garnish each with a mint sprig and small watermelon wedge cut to sit on the rim of the glass.

Step 5

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