A refreshing Watermelon Pineapple Mint Mojito is a great, not too sweet, with just the right blend of flavors. This Mojito is very easy to make using watermelon juice right from your container of cut up watermelon! With only a few ingredients, you can make the perfect summer time drink to share with our friends. In no time, you can make these yummy Watermelon Pineapple Mint Mojitos and sit back on your deck on a hot summer’s night sipping them .
Have you ever felt bad tossing watermelon juice? Maybe you drink it or maybe you just toss it but, here is something you can make with it that tastes refreshing without the heavy syrups you get at the grocery store.
However, this recipe does use a simple syrup you can easily make yourself in seconds. That’s right. You can make the simple syrup in less than one minute on your stove top to add just the right amount of sweetness.
If you are looking to save calories, don’t make the simple syrup but, I do think it adds the right amount of sweetness. But, I understand when you want to have a drink without extra calories. You are only saving about 35 calories per serving by omitting the simple syrup though.
By the way, did you know there are many varieties of mint? I used spearmint leaves for this recipe but, there are “Mojito”, “Grapefruit”, “Chocolate” and many other varieties of mint leaves. I had no idea until I visited an Exotic plants warehouse one day.
How to Make Yummy Watermelon Pineapple Mint Mojitos
In a small pitcher, stir together 8 oz of watermelon juice, 2 tablespoons of pineapple juice, 2 oz or more of white rum, 8 crushed mint leaves, and simple syrup made from two tablespoons each water and sugar. Serve over ice.
This refreshing summer cocktail is celebrates the flavor of one of our most favorite fruit- watermelon! Paired with a little pineapple juice, this Mojito will leave a smile on your friends’ faces with this simple adult beverage. No heavy store-bought syrups loaded with high fructose syrup! These Watermelon Pineapple Mint Mojitos are lightly sweet and full of watermelon flavor. Have a sip of summer!
See this recipe and many others on Meal Plan Monday #73
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Watermelon Pineapple Mint Mojitos
- 8 oz watermelon juice
- 2 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz white rum or to taste
- 8-10 fresh mint leaves
- simple syrup (recipe below)
- 1/2 cup crushed or cubed ice
- 2 tbs sugar
- 2 tbs water
- In a small sauce pan, on stove top medium heat, combine sugar and water and stir until the sugar is dissolved up to one minute.
- Crush mint leaves in each glass then add ice.
- Mix all ingredients and pour over ice.
Skinny version: omit simple syrup
If you don't have watermelon juice from sitting cut watermelon, crush watermelon pieces with a fork and strain juice.