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The mojito, a world-famous Cuban cocktail, has been around since the early 20th century. While it's traditionally made with rum, we found that fresh watermelon pairs better with vodka, which is more lightly flavored.
fresh mint leaves⅓ cup(s), lightly packed
fresh watermelon6 cup(s), 1 1/2-inch chunks, tightly packed
fresh lime juice¼ cup(s)
nectar (any type)1 Tbsp, agave variety or to taste
fresh watermelon1 cup(s), spears for garnish
fresh lime(s)½ item(s), thinly sliced, for garnish
fresh mint leaves6 sprig(s), for garnish
- Put mint into pitcher and gently muddle with muddler or wooden spoon.
- Put watermelon into blender and blend on low speed until smooth. Pour puree through fine-mesh sieve set over medium bowl, pressing hard on solids to extract all liquid; discard solids. Skim off foam from watermelon juice and discard.
- Add watermelon juice to pitcher and stir in vodka, lime juice, and agave. Pour into 6 ice-filled glasses. Garnish with watermelon spears, lime slices, and/or mint sprigs.
- Per serving: about 1 cup without ice