|Take lime and mint, the classics of the mojito, and combine them with strawberry and watermelon, for a cooling summer beverage.|
Strawberry Watermelon MojitoJust a quick fly-by since I promised to post this in the 4th of July recipes post. My computer is runnin' slow as Moses tonight anyway. I'm pretty sure its memory is a bit sluggish and I know how it feels.
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A refreshing summer beverage, that borrows the classic lime and mint of the mojito, and marries it with strawberry and watermelon - a great adult cocktail for any summer celebration. Here's how to make one.
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Recipe: Strawberry Watermelon Mojito©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min | Yield: Makes 1
- 2 large strawberries, hulled, rinsed and coarsely chopped
- 1 cup of chopped, seedless watermelon
- Juice of one lime
- 1-1/2 to 2 ounces of simple syrup, or to taste
- 5 mint leaves
- 2 ounces of good rum
- Ice to fill glass
- Club soda or lemon-lime soda
- Lime curls and/or extra mint leaves, for garnish, optional
In a blender, whirl the strawberries and watermelon. Strain out pulp if desired. Add the lime juice and simple syrup. In a tall highball or collins glass, add the mint leaves and muddle with the handle of a wooden spoon, just enough to release the oils of the mint. Add 2 ounces of rum on top and fill glass with ice. Top it off with the strawberry watermelon mixture and a splash of lemon lime or club soda; stir well and garnish.
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