Fabulous! Yes, my vitamix wasn’t happy, either. Place the watermelon into a blender with 1/4 cup of water and blend until pureed completely. My Vitamix was also unimpressed (although I wondered if it’s ’cause I halved the recipe for a single serving) but between banging the cubes down and adding a roughly equivalent amount of water as lemon juice (I was out of lime) it worked fine and definitely didn’t water things down noticeably. Your email address will not be published. the seven members of Maple Jam plus one spouse had this over the weekend at our annual retreat. Watermelon Mojito Coolers Sadly, summer is coming to an end. Absolutely fantastic! So in my head we are already friends :-). 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. Sorry to be bearer of not so pleasant news. I love making/eating/drinking watermelon EVERYTHING in the summer. I was wondering what to do with all this watermelon I froze :). Watermelon Mojito Recipe (Non Alcoholic) - Paarul'z Kitchen I used gin instead of rum (didn’t have any) and cut the sugar by about 1/2. These are life changing. Two years ago: Hummus Heaped with Tomatoes and Cucumbers Delicious! Pour 4 oz (half a cup) of watermelon juice over … Can anyone share roughly how long it takes to freeze the watermelon? OMG. And thanks for the tip about freezing the watermelon, probably explains why mine never gets cold enough…. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… I’ve never bought or consumed so much watermelon in my life, and despite not being particularly drawn to rum based drinks it’s all I want this summer. Back at it again with another Watermelon recipe, but hey – remember we are preparing for summer, okay?Also, it’s the WEEKEND so you’re going to need a great cocktail to celebrate. For a non alcoholic version, exclude tequila. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life’s perfect things. 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). OK OK – this is great! Share 40. I need to run out and buy more watermelon. In any case – it’s a keeper! I think I’ll try that and see how it turns out. I think I’m gonna try a mocktail version of this. I make a summer watermelon cocktail that’s similar. Let’s talk about sweetness: A thing I noticed making a few rounds of these is that the level of sweetness that tastes exactly right out of the freezer/blender (2 tablespoons) tastes a bit sweet for my tastes as it defrosts. Thanks Deb! I had some cut up watermelon in my fridge and decided to try a watermelon mojito. 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! This will be on repeat all summer! I may do even less sugar next time (I used 1 TBSP). I don't really know how to describe it, but the watermelon and mint gave it a nice flavor. Here’s Kitchn’s own riff on the recipe, with the addition of juicy watermelon and mint. Same here…the container is too big. https://rasamalaysia.com/sparkling-watermelon-lemonade/. Cheers, Deb. It's paleo, gluten-free, and whole30 friendly. Why didn’t we think of this sooner! They are a summertime staple. It also reminded me to report that I sometimes use frozen watermelon in place of ice cubes in your coconut frozen limeade, which is a nice variation. Make a giant bag of cubes and have this at the ready all summer. The fruit smoothies there were awesome! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Place the watermelon slices in a food processor and puree until smooth. This is delightful, and so perfect for Labor Day weekend. I’m a watermelon convert now — thanks for making my summer! Pour watermelon rum mixture into glasses over crushed ice (you can remove the mint leaves and add new, fresh ones to garnish as desired). 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. Couldn’t ask for anything better in this weather. Six years ago: One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes and Hot Fudge Sundae Cake 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). I recently discovered this recipe and have been making these nonstop! 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. It actually tastes like watermelon because you haven’t diluted it in any way. that’s great, this much be a summer best love! Previous post: corn salad with chile and lime. Wonderful results! This looks amazing but what two limes are going to yield half a cup of juice???? Alcoholic Drinks. Get Watermelon Mojito Recipe from Food Network. There is a watermelon farm near us and we get given all the ones that don’t look good enough for the stores! I definitely think you could keep your rum in the freezer (it’s where we keep our vodka) but the drink I left blended in the freezer solidified so I might leave the watermelon in cubes and just blend as needed. My best fruit is watermelon and can’t wait to try it, but it is hard to get the such a good watermelon here….. My sister even came back the next day and oh-so-casually asked if I happened to have any more watermelon left. Your email address will not be published. I just made these and seriously… there are not words!!! Enjoy. I don’t know about you, but to me watermelon is summer. If you love watermelon then this Watermelon Tequila Mojito is for you! Seven years ago: Bacon Corn Hash (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). A side note though, I just got your Every Day cookbook and as someone who has a special diet I REALLY appreciate that you take the time in the back to list which recipes are dairy-free, vegan, vegetarian, etc. we used frozen concentrate limeade, so no added sugar was needed. Four years ago: Tomato and Fried Provolone Sandwich 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. That sounds like a great idea! 4.5 Years Ago: Oven-Braised Beef with Tomatoes and Garlic and Pecan Sticky Buns. I needed to bang the pieces down a little more but it eventually blended! I added some water, but I didn’t want to dilute the flavor too much. If you were making these from memory and FIRST threw in a very generous handful of mint into your powerful blender, and pulverized it completely before whirring up the watermelon to a slush, you will not have a delightful pink drink, but an odd chartreuse one instead, although, it will taste wonderful. We used 1 tablespoon and it was perfect. The watermelon has spoken; it has told you its limits. However! in a mixer jar and blend it to a smooth puree. They sell large ones in wedges so you can always see the inside and never get a dud. Why it isn’t a more popular fruit I will never understand. I promise you’ll thank you later. Thank you for the recipe and another reason why I need to try it. Take advantage now that watermelon is in season! Watermelon mojitos are already a nice twist on the classic, but if you wanna truly mix it up, try: Frozen Watermelon Mojitos: Freeze the watermelon beforehand, and add some ice to the blender when you whizz it all up for a different experience. Share. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Such a great idea to freeze the watermelon and blend. There’s magic that happens when the floral notes of watermelon combine with the smokiness of mezcal. Holy cow this is the best thing I’ve ever made. Works with tonic water. Muddle together sugar, mint, lime juice, and watermelon in a cocktail shaker. Thank you for sharing the recipe! These are so good! Boozy watermelon MOJITO skewers infused with rum, mint and lime juice! This was amazing. 1.5 Years Ago: Korean Braised Short Ribs I get it at Westside. Watermelon Mojito Variations. We had to add some liquid before the purée was thin enough to pour; we just added a cup or two of seltzer to the blender, re-blended briefly, and served ’em up. Cherries aren’t that far away…. Eleven years ago: Chocolate Sorbet But I don’t want to be reasonable nor rational, and I’ve been pining for a frozen watermelon mojito for a couple summers now and been stuck at the impasse of knowing once I added the requisite ice, simple syrup, or club soda, the watermelon-y impact would be all but diminished. I used vodka instead of rum because that was all I had and it’s lovely! (yet again :). That’s why there’s a range here; you’ll find your sweet spot (sorry) when you make it. Thank you! Pour in rum and muddle to combine. Now I can buy a large watermelon knowing that it will not go to waste! Yum! 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. Did anyone else have this problem? It seems to need some liquid in the bottom in order to process frozen stuff. My. Strain out pulp and seeds with help of a strainer. This Watermelon Mojito Salad recipe is perfect for a summer picnic and is full of fresh flavors like watermelon, cucumber, mint and lime! Simple syrup, and the water involved in making it, is never necessary if you can just dissolve sugar in your lime juice. Ha, I always walk past Westside and see those humongous melons lining the sidewal. Found the recipe a little too thick and had to add extra rum and lime juice to the blender but the taste was AMAZING. Thank you! This is spectacular! It would be awesome to serve at a summer BBQ. But wow! The ones from Trader Joe’s have been dismal for the last few weeks. As long as the proportion lets the frozen chunks sink into the more liquid-y part, the blender can keep up much better. These limes I just bought did it easily. (and specify fridge freezer or deep freeze?). 2.5 Years Ago: Small-Batch Tiramisu This is SO GOOD. I went on to your website after reading the article, and for the first time in a long, long time I cooked something new. Looks really delicious, I always double up on the mint and lime! I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… Jul 3, 2020 - There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. I add fresh mint AND basil. I see no need for any plastic wrap, etc, as the chunks came off my metal pan with no problem. Meed to try this stat. And I’m not even that big a fan of watermelon, but with the lime and mint (and sugar), it’s another thing entirely. This is a purer version, and I love them all. So delicious. Share. No need for ice. Also for speaking for so many of us about child care. Food And Drink. I was already planning on going to the store after work, so all these ingredients are going on the list! One year ago: Corn Fritters and Bourbon Peach Smash The watermelon simple syrup brings this cocktail to life and takes the already refreshing and fantastic traditional mojito up a big notch. How do you think a heaping tablespoon of frozen limeade and a good sprint of free lime would be? Was amazed at how quickly the watermelon chunks froze, took only about an hour. This weekend (Labor Day) marks the unofficial end of summer as kids are back in school, the weather starts cooling down for most of us on the east coast and apple picking becomes the next outdoor activity to do (I can’t wait for this! Goodness! I have one, but it doesn’t have a press down handle, which seems like the game-changer! See more ideas about Smitten kitchen, Yummy drinks, Recipes. I can’t wait for honeydew to come into season (prices are a little high…so perhaps in a couple weeks or so?). I added the lime and rum and club soda/seltzer right away to help with the blending, which fixed the problem. Use frozen strawberries. We were just in Thailand and Myanmar in Jan. You might want to check out the comment guidelines before chiming in. Yum! I’ve been thinking about doing this in the summer as well! This is so refreshing. I puree the watermelon in the blender, add vodka and a little St. Germaine (elderberry liquor), and pour over ice. I do need to cut the watermelon chunks smaller — it took a fair amount of time for my wimpy blender to crush everything. So, looking at your Instagram video, what juicer do you use? We’ve made mint syrup to keep in the fridge in place of fresh mint every time. I was so glad i had hidden the last package for myself . Bodega melons are hit or miss. Thank you so much. Looks delicious! Holy moly. A delicious and refreshing drink. Although I have a Ninja I’ve found it blends easier if I use half frozen watermelon and half refrigerated watermelon. https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/08/happens-body-drink-alcohol-hot-weather-7615314/. Not only do these cupcakes look like watermelon, they taste like it too thanks to some fresh watermelon puree added to the batter. Feb 24, 2017 - thirst quenchers for grownups. These are incredible! You could also do a jalapeño (or jalapeño mint) simple syrup by throwing in the jalapeños as the simple cools. Watermelon Mojito Popsicles are just the thing to cool you off this summer! (Side note- side by side refrigerators are a bad ides!) It all falls apart when you imagine that 4x what you paid ($5 to $7 for a giant piece) is what they’d charge for a full-size watermelon, so don’t think too hard about it. Pour into a 9 x 13- inch baking pan and freeze 2 hours or until slushie consistency. I’ve made it as straight frosty watermelon lemonade and limeade (no rum; keep the mint if you wish) but as a heatwave balm of a summer drink that takes approximately 65 seconds* to make, it’s downright revolutionary. ): Super-fine sugar dissolves faster. I’ll try this too – I’m sure I’ll love it! Yess… I love this for (real) strawberry daiquiris. The heatwave is coming here and I feel watermelon is synonymous with hot weather, so will definitely be giving these watermelon mojitos a go :). Made this with some watermelon that had been sitting in my freezer from last August (horrible – I know). I have no idea how I’ve lived without these, but glad they are in my life now! And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. Curious if the consistency would work. Now that it’s easier, I’ll be making it even more often! Category Watermelon; chile-lime melon salad; chopped vegetable, watermelon and feta salad; frozen watermelon mojitos; watermelon cucumber salad; watermelon lemonade; Search for: Sort by Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Instagram; Feed; The Weekly Newsletter. My husband and I loved both recipes. OMG! This is yum everyone I’ve made it for cannot wait for the recipe. ). I’m such a mojito and watermelon lover. Log in, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). We had some amazing watermelon drinks in Thailand and this sounds like an easy way to replicate at home! 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