Watermelon mojitos

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6
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
29 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
9 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
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. But you're free to use a light rum too if you want that classic flavor. The mojito is also known for the fresh mint that's gently muddled in a glass or pitcher. After puréeing the watermelon in a blender, pour it through a fine-mesh sieve to extract as much liquid as possible. Stir in the vodka, lime juice, and agave, then garnish with watermelon spears, lime slices, and mint sprigs for the finishing touches.

Ingredients

Fresh mint leaves

cup(s), lightly packed

Fresh watermelon

6 cup(s), 1 1/2-inch chunks, tightly packed

Vodka

1 cup(s)

Fresh lime juice

¼ cup(s)

Nectar (any type)

1 Tbsp, agave variety or to taste

Fresh watermelon

1 cup(s), spears for garnish

Fresh lime(s)

½ item(s), thinly sliced, for garnish

Fresh mint leaves

6 sprig(s), for garnish

Instructions

  1. Put mint into pitcher and gently muddle with muddler or wooden spoon.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Per serving: about 1 cup without ice