I love to make cocktails on the weekend. It has been SO hot and humid this summer in North Carolina. I mean it is always hot and humid in the summer here, but like extra. We usually love to sit on our back deck and have a cocktail on Friday nights if the weather cooperates. These frozen watermelon mojitos from Smitten Kitchen sounded like the perfect summer deck drink to me.
I really hate a weak drink, so I will warn you that I typically make our cocktails quite strong. A few friends can attest to that 🙂 So I added extra rum as compared to the recipe. I actually thought these could have used a bit more rum than even what I added. I also left out the sugar because I don’t like my drinks too sweet. They were plenty sweet without sugar in my opinion. On the smitten kitchen site it says that this recipe also makes great frozen watermelon lemonade or limeade, if you skip the booze. That sounds amazing, and I will try that in the future.
The recipe suggests freezing the watermelon cubes and then blending the drink when you are ready to drink it. That seems like the best way to make this, but I knew I wasn’t going to be home until later on friday and I wanted a drink ready to go. I made the drink, blended it, and froze it in pint canning jars. I have done this before to make slushy cocktails and it works well. You sometimes have to mash them up a bit when ready to drink but it is nice to pull on straight from the freezer super cold.
We really enjoyed these frozen watermelon mojitos. They were a perfect summer night drink. Like a boozy slushie!
Frozen Watermelon Mojitos
- 1 lb seedless watermelon cubed
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 6 oz white rum original amount was 3-4 oz
- 1-2 sprigs of mint
- 1-2 tbsp sugar I left this out
- The original recipe said the freeze the watermelon cubes until frozen and then blend everything in the blender, adding the mint last so it wasn't completely pureed.
- I pureed everything and frozen in canning jars overnight and then just stirred around to make slushy before we drank them. You can garnish with mint leaves if you are feeling fancy.