Occassional Cocktails may earn compensation from purchases made after clicking links on this page. Learn more Here.
This lovely refreshing pink flavor variation of an old classic is sure to dazzle your taste buds. Try out this watermelon mojito cocktail if you’re looking for a refreshing and fruity sipper.
What is a Watermelon Mojito?
A watermelon mojito is a combination of mint leaves, lime juice, white rum, simple syrup, watermelon pucker and club soda. This pretty light pink drink is light and fizzy with a sweet watermelon and lime flavor and a lingering hint of mint.
This drink is a fruity flavor spin on the classic mojito which is all the same ingredients minus the watermelon pucker. This cocktail is similar to other fruit flavored mojitos like a passion fruit mojito or raspberry vodka mojito.
The pink color and the watermelon flavor in this drink both come from the watermelon pucker. Watermelon pucker is a sweet and sour watermelon flavored liqueur.
The majority of the alcohol content in this drink comes from the white rum. White rum tends to be lightly sweet and spicy. You can use any brand you prefer, one of our favorites is Bacardi.
You can buy your lime juice and simple syrup from the store. Or, you can make them both at home. Fresh squeezed lime juice tends to have a more tart and fresh flavor.
When to Make This Drink:
This refreshing cocktail is perfectly suited for serving at times like:
- pool parties or beach days
- Valentine’s Day
Try out these ingredients substitutions or additions if you’d like a few ways to jazz this drink up:
- Use watermelon simple syrup. Capitalize on the watermelon flavor in the string by using watermelon simple syrup instead of plain simple syrup.
- Muddle some watermelon. Toss a couple slices of watermelon in with mint leaves and muddle them all together.
- Use watermelon juice. Substitute the watermelon pucker for watermelon juice.
- Use a flavored seltzer water. Instead of playing club soda, use a flavored seltzer water such as lime or watermelon.
How to make this drink:
This cocktail is super easy to make, but then it takes the most time is muddling the mint. If you’ve got 8 minutes, then you have enough time to get this one ready.
- 5 – 10 mint leaves
- 1.5 oz White rum
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- .5 oz Watermelon pucker
- .5 oz Simple syrup
- Top club soda
Gather everything up including club soda, simple syrup, watermelon pucker, cocktail shaker, Hawthorne strainer, lime juice, white rum, muddler, mint, jigger, ice and highball glass.
Fill the highball glass up to the top with ice.
Add 5 to 10 mint leaves as well as 0.5 oz of simple syrup to the cocktail shaker.
Use a muddler to muddle the mint and simple syrup together. You want to slightly break the mint leaves down without pulverizing them.
Add a handful of ice to the cocktail shaker.
Measure out 1.5 oz of white rum with a jigger. Then, toss the white rum into the shaker.
Measure out one ounce of lime juice with a jigger. Then, toss the lime juice into the shaker.
Measure out one ounce of watermelon pucker with a jigger. Then, toss the watermelon pucker into the shaker.
Cover the shaker up with its lid and shake everything together. Make sure that the shaker becomes cold before stopping. This typically will take around 15 to 30 seconds.
Pull the shaker lid off and replace it with the hawthorn stainer. Pour your liquid from the shaker into the highball glass.
Grab up the club soda and pour it directly into the glass topping it off. If desired, at a sprig of mint to the top of the drink.
- cocktail shaker
- Hawthorne strainer
- highball glass
- 5 – 10 leaves Mint
- 1.5 oz White Rum
- 1 oz Lime Juice
- .5 oz Watermelon Pucker
- .5 oz Simple syrup
- top Club Soda
- Take 5 – 10 mint leaves and toss them into the shaker.
- Add .5 oz of simple syrup to the shaker.
- Take the muddler and gently smoosh the mint and simple syrup together. The leaves should be broken a little, but not totally smashed.
- Toss some ice into the cocktail shaker.
- Use the jigger and measure 1.5 oz of white rum. Add that to the shaker.
- Use the jigger and measure 1 oz of lime juice. Add that to the shaker.
- Use the jigger and measure .5 oz of watermelon pucker. Add that to the shaker.
- Toss the shaker lid on the shaker and shake it up for 15 – 20 seconds.
- Fill the highball glass with ice.
- Remove the shaker lid. Toss the hawthorne strainer over top of the shaker.
- Pour the drink from the shaker into the glass.
- Grab the club soda and pour directly into the glass to top it off.