Melon and Mint Mojitos

Melon and Mint Mojitos
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Served icy cold, this refreshing mojito cocktail is perfect on a hot day! Cantaloupe, honeydew, lime and mint make this drink amazing!! Fantastic for Cinco de Mayo, too!

Served icy cold, this refreshing mojito cocktail is perfect on a hot day! Cantaloupe, honeydew, lime and mint make this drink amazing!!  Fantastic for Cinco de Mayo, too!

I can hardly believe that the summer is coming to a close.  Like every summer, it has flown by in a wink.  However, its not to late to enjoy a nice, refreshing cocktail.  In fact, I love to enjoy a good cocktail any month of the year, however, a mojito seems more “summery.”  To enjoy the flavors of the summer even more, I’ve made a fantastic Melon & Mint Mojito.

Melon and Mint Mojito by DelightfulEMade.com

Now that cantaloupes and honeydews melons are in their peak, I love picking up a couple during these hot summer days.  Not only are these sweet melons great for snacking, they’re fantastic when you add them to a drink or cocktail!  They’ve got such great flavor, and are wonderful when paired with the lime and mint.

Normally, when making a mojito, you would use a muddler to crush the mint and any other fruits that would go into the drink.  (A muddler is a tool that looks like a thick, rounded stick or dowel used to crush ingredients that would go into a cocktail.)  Well, I don’t have a fancy cocktail muddler, so I used my trusty Ninja blender.  I simply made a puree of both cantaloupe and honeydew, added the mint leaves, pulsed it a couple more times, and ended up with the perfect mojito puree!

Melon and Mint Mojito by DelightfulEMade.com

Here’s how this ultra-refreshing, delicious cocktail comes together:

Melon and Mint Mojiots
Recipe Type: Cocktail
Cuisine: American
Author: Erin Indahl-Fink
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 1
Served icy cold, this refreshing mojito cocktail is perfect on a hot day! Cantaloupe, honeydew, lime and mint make this drink amazing!! Fantastic for Cinco de Mayo, too!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 c. honeydew melon
  • 1/2 c. cantaloupe melon
  • 4-6 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1 1/2oz. rum (I used Bacardi)
  • 2 Tbsp. simple syrup
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • club soda
Instructions
  1. In a blender, pulse the honeydew and cantaloupe until roughly pureed. Add the mint leaves and pulse just until the leaves are broken up.
  2. In a cocktail shaker or mason jar, add some ice, melon puree, rum, simple syrup, and lime juice. Secure lid, and shake vigorously. In a glass, pour the mixture over ice and top with club soda. Add a few more mint leaves and a slice of lime for garnish if you prefer. Drink right away.

Note: Simple Syrup is made by dissolving equal parts water and sugar, and bringing to a simmer.

This is a fun drink to serve during a summer party, our outdoor cookout or BBQ.  You and your friends will enjoy this drink, as its so completely refreshing and delicious!

Cheers to making the last few weeks of summer memorable and enjoyable!

Erin

Served icy cold, this refreshing mojito cocktail is perfect on a hot day! Cantaloupe, honeydew, lime and mint make this drink amazing!!  Fantastic for Cinco de Mayo, too!

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Comments

  1. Yum! This mojito seems like the perfect way to end the summer to me! Love the twist you put on it with the melon. I’m looking forward to happy hour already!

    I found you through the Time to Sparkle link party. Glad I did! If you get a chance to stop by my blog sometime, I’d love to connect!

    Cheers!

  2. Mojitos are my most favorite alcoholic beverage, and this twist sounds SO GOOD!! I will definitely be trying this soon! Thanks for sharing the recipe! Visiting from Hit me With Your Best Shot. 🙂

    • [email protected] says:

      I know, right?!? I love mojitos, and this was such a fantastic combination. Hope you get to enjoy soon! ~Erin

  3. Ooh, this looks delicious, and perfect for summer! I will be pinning this and hope to try it out soon. Stopping by from the Pretty Pintastic Party.

  4. Thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend Erin! I’ll be featuring this drink tomorrow night on my blog! Looks so refreshing!

    • [email protected] says:

      Thanks so much, Deb!! xoxo, Erin

  5. Thank you! I’m enjoying my cocktail right now! : )

  6. This sounds so refreshing! Thanks for sharing at the “What’s for Dinner” link up!

  7. This drink sounds wonderful. Pinning! Thanks for the recipe. Cheers.

  8. THIS. Oh my. I can’t wait to make this this weekend!

  9. These look amazing!! I can’t wait to try them out!

  10. I usually find the taste of mojito’s too strong but I think that the simple syrup and the melon would make this perfect for me to try. Thanks for sharing!

    I would love it if you would share this on my weekly link party : )

    http://www.twentysomethinginthe2010s.com/peace-love-linkup-005/

  11. Erin – these look so good! Featuring you at Family Fun Friday – http://www.happyandblessedhome.com/mothers-day-treats-family-fun-friday/

  12. I love, love, love my Ninja, but I can see now I haven’t been putting it to full use, lol! Maybe cocktails on the deck are in order!!

    Sorry I didn’t get a chance to comment right after you posted to Throwback Thursday last week,

    Mollie

  13. Whenever I purchase a not so sweet melon I like to make smoothies or drinks with it. My not so sweet cantaloupe was perfect for this recipe and I also love mojitos! Thanks! Enjoying the last days of summer! Kaye P.S. I also like single serving cocktail recipes!

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