July 29, 2015 by Drafts & Crafts
When life hands you lemons, you make a cocktail! Learn the details to my homemade watermelon-lemon mojito that was featured as a guest post on the blog, Dress in Sparkles.
My blogger gal pal, Kylie of Dress in Sparkles, asked me to do a guest post while she is in the middle of nursing school exams. I can’t begin to tell you how much of an honor it is to have someone trust you enough to write a guest post on their blog. Let’s get real, a blog is like your little baby that you put sweat and tears into making it your best! I wanted to share a fun recipe for summer that everyone could enjoy, thus a watermelon-lemon mojito will do the job!
Have you been to Target lately? The shelves are already lined with school supplies and I even saw a few Halloween items… that is just crazy if you ask me! I am over here like can we just slow things down, it is still summer! I plan to enjoy the rest of my warm summer days with the help of my homemade watermelon-lemon mojito recipe.
- Muddle utensil
- Large cocktail shaker
- Measuring cup
- 2 squeezed lemons
- ½ cup mint leaves
- 2 cups watermelon cubes
- 1 cup simple syrup (see how to make you own below)
- ¾ cup white rum
- hint: have a little extra mint, lemon and watermelon for garnish!
Homemade Simple Syrup: This is a little trick that is good to know incase you want to throw a sip together but do not have simple syrup on hand, which numerous drinks require. It is 1 part sugar to 1 part water ratio. I put half of cup sugar and a half of cup water and slowing bring it to a boil. I added an extra tablespoon of sugar because I threw in a few ice cubes at the end to make the syrup room temperature. Begin by squeezing the juice from the two lemons into the shaker. Then, place the mint and watermelon cubes in the shaker. Muddle these three ingredients.
- Place simple syrup and rum into the shaker. Shake well!
- Pour over ice and garnish with extra mint, lemon, and watermelon
Tip: If you hate anything with a few chunks, you can make this recipe in a blender.
This sweet sip will come in handy when entertaining at any summer social! The watermelon-lemon mojito would be amazing with a Taco Tuesday or a weekend BBQ. So, kick back, relax, and enjoy the rest of those long summer days! Thank you to Kylie for featuring my cocktail on Dress in Sparkles!
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