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With the hot weather lately, all I want to do is lounge by the pool with my friends and sip on some delicious drinks. This beverage really hit the spot; it tastes so fresh and is very simple to make. Watermelon has been on sale like crazy in our area, and I’ve been trying to find some creative uses for it. If you prefer to have it without alcohol it is delicious that way as well!

watermelon mojito

This was a breeze to whip up, it came together in no time! It would be a great cocktail to have at a backyard bbq, or just to have on a weeknight with friends. You could even make the watermelon juice in advance so that you could prepare this cocktail even faster at your next summer party.

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Watermelon Mojito

Makes about 4 drinks
Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups fresh watermelon, cubes
3 large strawberries
20 mint leaves
Juice of 1/2 lime
agave nectar, to taste
Melon flavored (or plain) rum
Lime wedges, mint leaves, to garnish

Directions

In a blender, combine watermelon, strawberries, mint leaves, and lime juice. Blend on high until completely blended, about a minute.

mojito in blender

Strain mixture through a fine mesh sieve to extract all of the juice (should make 1.5-2 cups). Combine 5-6 oz watermelon juice with 1 oz rum and about 1/2 tsp agave nectar (more agave if you prefer a sweeter cocktail) in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled and pour into a glass. Garnish with mint leaves and a lime wedge. Enjoy!

What is your favorite homemade cocktail?

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