This refreshing mojito is prepared using fresh watermelon, fresh mint, and lime. Ten years ago: Light Brioche Burger Buns, Blueberry Boy Bait, and Lemony Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza Blended the watermelon and lime before freezing until slushy. Six Months Ago: Chocolate Puddle Cakes Also, it is naturally sweetened. This looks so refreshing and delicious! Sometimes I blend frozen strawberries with lime, a tiny bit of sugar, and watermelon for popsicles, which I picked up from Our Best Bites. Alcoholic Drinks. Now that it’s easier, I’ll be making it even more often! Place the watermelon into a blender with 1/4 cup of water and blend until pureed completely. So delicious. OMG! I love making/eating/drinking watermelon EVERYTHING in the summer. Drinks. Here’s Kitchn’s own riff on the recipe, with the addition of juicy watermelon and mint. Thank you for the frozen cube idea! Such a great idea to freeze the watermelon and blend. Spread watermelon cubes on a tray lined with plastic wrap or parchment (for easiest removal) and chill in freezer until Simple syrup, and the water involved in making it, is never necessary if you can just dissolve sugar in your lime juice. I’ve been making watermelon smoothies at home by just putting cold (refrigerated) watermelon cubes in the blender. I added the zest from the limes for an extra limey kick. You could also do a jalapeño (or jalapeño mint) simple syrup by throwing in the jalapeños as the simple cools. ). Let’s talk about booze: 1 shot (3 tablespoons or 1.5 ounces) per glass makes a gentle cocktail but we found an extra splash (1 tablespoon or so) to be the right level for the size drinks we made. How to Make a Watermelon Mojito Slushie: Add cubed watermelon to a blender. So totally going to make these for our cabin getaway in the Smokies and was planning on using gin. Also for speaking for so many of us about child care. Goodness! Thank you! Can anyone share roughly how long it takes to freeze the watermelon? Enjoy. And thanks for the tip about freezing the watermelon, probably explains why mine never gets cold enough…. I’m thinking of skipping the mint and substituting mezcal for the rum (maybe a bit more lime juice too?). This is how I make frozen strawberry daiquiris. Make a giant bag of cubes and have this at the ready all summer. Required fields are marked *. Watermelon Mojito Cupcakes made from doctored cake mix and a mint frosting will brighten up any picnic or summer party. When my wife and I were in Thailand I think we had a watermelon smoothie twice daily, $1 ea in 100% humidity was irresistible. crispy sugar snap peas with dukkah, mint and sea salt, grilled artichokes with lemon-basil aioli, creamy avocado with chili-lime fried eggs, food on toast – spring asparagus and fava beans with lemon ricotta, food on toast – spiced labneh and fava beans, food on toast – roasted balsamic broccoli and sweet potato. I’ll try this too – I’m sure I’ll love it! Thank you so much for this idea and recipe! I have a pretty lousy freezer but it was still only a couple hours, especially if the cubes are small and in a single layer. It is the drink I love the most – in the summer it is perfect and in every other season it reminds me that summer exists! So much thank you for the watermelon ice cubes. Maybe next time I’ll leave some pieces of watermelon unfrozen to help things move along… But again, overall delicious! https://rasamalaysia.com/sparkling-watermelon-lemonade/. These limes I just bought did it easily. New here? Spike this sparkling watermelon lemonade with Clement Mahina Coco… you’ll thank me (mostly just for the Mahina Coco, which is the most wonderful thing…). It looks really refreshing) summer is really hot and everytime I want something so delicious as watermelon) this coctail is very tasty, I think! (and specify fridge freezer or deep freeze?). Cherries aren’t that far away…. You are such a joy. (FYI I’ve also heard sub the rum for vodka and the mint for basil…). Flip. Maybe even one hour in a good freezer. Place watermelon cubes into a glass with mint leaves and lime juice. Top with 1.5 Years Ago: Korean Braised Short Ribs Yum 16. I puree the watermelon in the blender, add vodka and a little St. Germaine (elderberry liquor), and pour over ice. Get Watermelon Mojito Recipe from Food Network. Definitely go with the lower amount of sugar if you’re not fond of super sweet drinks. For lemonade for the kids, I usually go up to 3 tablespoons of sugar per pitcher. Five years ago: Easiest Fridge Dill Pickles and Grilled Peach Splits They sell large ones in wedges so you can always see the inside and never get a dud. And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. That’s why there’s a range here; you’ll find your sweet spot (sorry) when you make it. The heatwave is coming here and I feel watermelon is synonymous with hot weather, so will definitely be giving these watermelon mojitos a go :). I also sweeten with a couple of Tablespoons of high quality maple syrup, and use tequila instead of rum. Add to the blender with everything else. The watermelon has spoken; it has told you its limits. Love the idea of St. Germain and saw that club soda could add some sparkle so going to pick up some Fevertree St. Germain tonic water. I had to add a little bit of sugar but my watermelon was quite meh to begin with. Bartender trick (or should I say hack? Seven years ago: Bacon Corn Hash Now I can buy a large watermelon knowing that it will not go to waste! This is SO GOOD. I made watermelon jalapeno margaritas recently, and the recipe called for briefly steeping the sliced jalapeno in the tequila. This looks like a great version, I’m going to have to give it a shot in this Texas heat. (I’ve also made mango smoothies with frozen honey (champagne or atalufo) mango chunks, a few ice cubes, a spoonful of sugar and a little water to thin them out). I did have to add an ounce of watermelon juice to get it to blend, but my blender is on the wimpy side. My. 2.5 Years Ago: Small-Batch Tiramisu My sister even came back the next day and oh-so-casually asked if I happened to have any more watermelon left. Sorry to be bearer of not so pleasant news. I make a summer watermelon cocktail that’s similar. Come to think of it (thanks for the reminder! Bon Appétit came out with a simple recipe in June, and the internet grabbed on with full force. I think I’ll try that and see how it turns out. I added some water, but I didn’t want to dilute the flavor too much. Three years ago: Corn, Bacon and Parmesan Pasta Also I’ve used (a little) cranberry juice to help watermelon blend in a pinch, and it adds a ‘tang’ and doesn’t dilute or take away from the watermelon taste. There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. This looks amazing but what two limes are going to yield half a cup of juice???? I don't really know how to describe it, but the watermelon and mint gave it a nice flavor. we used frozen concentrate limeade, so no added sugar was needed. Why it isn’t a more popular fruit I will never understand. Add Simple Syrup (made with equal parts sugar and water- heated until sugar dissolves). THE SMITTEN KITCHEN COOKBOOKS Spotlight Pantry Recipes how I stock the smitten kitchen Archives Archives. Please do tell about the auto citrus juicer! I was wondering what to do with all this watermelon I froze :). We’ve made mint syrup to keep in the fridge in place of fresh mint every time. Friends and family will love these served in mini toothpicks! Just made this with peaches from last summer that I found in the back of my freezer and orange juice and it’s awesome. Watermelon Mojito Coolers Sadly, summer is coming to an end. We made both watermelon mojitos and watermelon margaritas and what a genius idea to freeze watermelons – definitely going to do this again. Watermelon Mojito Variations. Share. IMG_1732.JPG. You might want to check out the comment guidelines before chiming in. But most of my attempts to bake with it or turn it into drinks, with this exception, have had limited success, because there is a mildness, a gentleness to watermelon that gets smothered under other things. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… My mom is a fantastic gardener and had a watermelon patch and everything. Rub the rims of 2 highball glasses with a mint leaf and dip in sugar to coat (optional). So in my head we are already friends :-). But wow! Kathryn, I ream out a large jalapeno…slice off both ends, get rid of the seeds and membranes with a jalapeno reamer, then slice off about 1 1/2 inches of it. Made these tonight, and they were perfect for the weather. Previous post: corn salad with chile and lime. I needed to bang the pieces down a little more but it eventually blended! These are so good! Thanks Deb! Replace the rum with simple syrup for a virgin version. One thing nice is that when it melts, which takes longer because everything is cold, there’s still some thickness to it because it’s just blended fruit, not blended water. Take advantage now that watermelon is in season! 95 degrees out, and THIS WAS THE BEST THING!!!!! Jul 5, 2020 - There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. First published July 19, 2019 on smittenkitchen.com |, Hummus Heaped with Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Oven-Braised Beef with Tomatoes and Garlic, https://rasamalaysia.com/sparkling-watermelon-lemonade/, 1 pound (a scant 4 cups) watermelon in 1-inch cubes (from about 2 pounds with rind on), 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes), plus wedges for serving, 3 to 4 ounces (6 to 8 tablespoons) white rum, Leaves from 1 to 2 sprigs of fresh mint, plus extra for garnish. Pour into a 9 x 13- inch baking pan and freeze 2 hours or until slushie consistency. Have you tried popping it back in the freezer after blending to have as a sorbet? I may do even less sugar next time (I used 1 TBSP). OK so I make a version of this that uses Gin and St. Germain instead of rum. I don’t comment on recipes (or other web articles), but I wanted to take a moment to let you know I enjoyed it, because I have both your cookbooks, use them regularly, and love your blog. Reddit. Making this for the weekend because it has been so hot in Chicago! I left out the sugar because the watermelon I had was SO GOOD and sweet and topped it with Topo Chico. The ones from Trader Joe’s have been dismal for the last few weeks. “So, just eat it fresh and be done with it,” would be a reasonable, rational takeaway. I included everything. Two years ago: Hummus Heaped with Tomatoes and Cucumbers This what happens to your body. As long as the proportion lets the frozen chunks sink into the more liquid-y part, the blender can keep up much better. This is exactly how I make strawberry margaritas — well, with strawberries and tequila, that is. I don’t mind paying more for a guaranteed good melon, especially if I keep throwing away these horrible spongy $4 melons! I am woefully short on freezer space. I added the lime and rum and club soda/seltzer right away to help with the blending, which fixed the problem. Thank you so much. https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/08/happens-body-drink-alcohol-hot-weather-7615314/. I read your feature in the Times. Boy, what a different taste. (Next time I’ll have to get a bigger melon!) ... Watermelon Mojito Popsicles by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures; Zucchini Scones by Kate’s Recipe Box; 157 Shares. Delicious! I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life’s perfect things. Eight years ago: Whole Wheat Raspberry Ricotta Scones Did anyone else have this problem? Their mojito doesn’t seem to have actual jalapeno in it, but maybe in a syrup? There is a watermelon farm near us and we get given all the ones that don’t look good enough for the stores! Phoenix is now holding on to 105+ temps so these will be on repeat for a long time! These Watermelon Mojitos are incredibly easy to make, only 5 ingredients and are a perfect refreshing, minty summer cocktail! Curious if the consistency would work. We made one big batch in the blender (2 lb. So good, I can’t stop thinking about it. These were a hit at a little backyard evening party my roommate and I hosted tonight. In a pitcher crush mint leaves (5 – 7 times) Eleven years ago: Chocolate Sorbet I imagine this would work here too? I’ve been thinking about doing this in the summer as well! In any case – it’s a keeper! Do you suppose I could make this with not frozen watermelon and then cool it and run it through my small ice cream maker until it is the consistency of slush? We always had watermelon in my house all summer long when I was young. Nine years ago: Mango Slaw with Cashews and Mint, Thai-Style Chicken Legs, Peach Blueberry Cobbler, and Scalloped Tomatoes with Croutons PERFECT! OK OK – this is great! Yum! This is going to be a regular this summer. Share. so refreshing, so good. Six years ago: One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes and Hot Fudge Sundae Cake Mojito de Melón con Tequila ♦ This Watermelon Tequila Mojito is so refreshing in these hot summer months, I'm sure you will be making it more than 1,2,3 times this summer. There’s magic that happens when the floral notes of watermelon combine with the smokiness of mezcal. This is excellent but be warned if you are making the virgin version that you’ll need to add additional liquid to help your blender run. My husband and I loved both recipes. If you haven’t tried, it is SO GOOD! Perfect for the hot weather and you can’t beat watermelon. The texture is fantastic enough that you might skip the club soda too (but adding a splash basically makes it a grown-up Slurpee; you’re welcome). This Watermelon Mojito Salad recipe is perfect for a summer picnic and is full of fresh flavors like watermelon, cucumber, mint and lime! These are incredible! They are a summertime staple. Thank you! I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… Watermelon Mojito Popsicles are just the thing to cool you off this summer! A delicious and refreshing drink. I made it without rum and with less lime juice than called for and had no problem at all getting it to blend. It looks amazing. Watermelon Mojito Recipe (Non Alcoholic) - Paarul'z Kitchen I’m not sure why it took me as long as it did to have my a-ha moment but the solution was, well, right next to the ice cubes in the freezer. Pour in rum and muddle to combine. The taste of jalapeno takes this margarita over the top, and it’s not hot at all! One year ago: Corn Fritters and Bourbon Peach Smash Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I didn’t know they sell them in wedges. This was the best drink I’ve ever made. Add the mint simple syrup, lime juice, and rum (if using) and blend together for a second to combine. 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