Saturday, May 7, 2011

Watermelon Mojitos

What a great spring or summer drink.  Refreshing and beautiful.  It is a Barefoot Contessa recipe, but I've added the mint-infused simple syrup.  Enjoy!
Mint infused simple syrup:
  • 20 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 C. water
  • 6 C. of cubed watermelon
  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 ½ C. light rum
  • ½ C. mint-infused simple syrup
  • 3 limes, freshly squeezed
  1. Heat the water and sugar until it comes to a boil
  2. Mix well and turn off the heat
  3. Add the mint and cover
  4. Let the mixture steep for at least 1 hour
  5. In a food processer, add the seedless watermelon and the mint
  6. Puree until fine
  7. Pour the watermelon mixture through a strainer to remove the big pulpy pieces
  8. In a large pitcher, mix the watermelon puree, rum, fresh lime juice, and mint-infused simple syrup
  9. Serve over ice
 Tips and Tricks:
  • Seedless watermelon is great for this recipe. 
  • This is a drink best served in a short, shallow, clear glass.  The color of the drink is so pretty.  You will want to show it off.

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