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Watermelon Mojito

Refreshing Watermelon Mojito recipe with fresh watermelon juice and simple syrup muddled with mint for an incredible easy summer cocktail.

watermelon mojito recipe

Cocktail week continues with Watermelon Mojitos!

A mojito is one of my absolute favorite cocktails. I was instantly hooked on mojitos after my first trip to Mexico. Since, I realized that not all mojitos are created equal. They’re so much better without a mix. Like all good things, a Watermelon Mojito requires just a few simple ingredients, yielding the most amazing summer flavor.

Come June, mint is growing abundantly in our garden. I incorporate it into some of our favorite dishes, but especially enjoy it in summer cocktails, like a Watermelon Mojito. Mint adds so much flavor and makes a beautiful garnish as well. If you plant just one herb, I highly recommend mint as it keeps bugs at bay, works with so many recipes and is incredibly easy to grow. Just be sure to plant it in a container, even if in the ground, so it doesn’t overtake your garden.

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What is in a Watermelon Mojito?

  • watermelon pureè or juice
  • sparkling water
  • mint
  • simple syrup {aka as mojito syrup}
  • rum

how to make a watermelon mojito

How to Make a Watermelon Mojito:

  1. Muddle mint in the bottom of a glass.
  2. Fill with crushed ice.
  3. Add rum, sparkling water and simple syrup.
  4. Garnish with mint and watermelon wedge.

Continue reading for the recipe…

Do You Need a Mojito Muddler?

No, but I highly recommend one! A muddler is just $5 and great for making mojitos, guacamole and so much more! Plus, it makes you look like a skilled bartender. However, you can use any kitchen tool to mash the mint and release the flavor.

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How to Make a Watermelon Mojito Mocktail / Without Alcohol:

Substitute rum with white grape juice, pineapple juice, apple juice or apple cider and follow the recipe below.

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Easy Watermelon Mojito Recipe:

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Watermelon Mojito

Prep Time 5 mins Inactive Time Cook Time Total Time 5 mins
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Refreshing Watermelon Mojito recipe with fresh watermelon juice and simple syrup muddled with mint for an incredible easy summer cocktail.


  • 2 square chunks of watermelon
  • mint sprig
  • crushed ice
  • 1 oz simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 oz white rum
  • 1/2 c club soda


Muddle watermelon and lower leaves from sprig of mint {reserving others to garnish}.

Add crushed ice. 

Add 1 oz simple syrup or 2 tablespoons sugar, rum and club soda.

Recipe Notes

Substitute sugar for simple syrup

Substitute sparkling water for club soda

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entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner



5 comments on “Watermelon Mojito”

  1. I’ve always wanted to try this at home. The mint sprig is a darling touch!

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  2. Please give a more exacting size of watermelon. “Chunk” is somewhat confusing. 

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE YOUR BLOG and how simple you are. I love your simple recipes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just like your simple home. Thanks for the inspiration!

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