Summer cocktails don’t get much more refreshing than this watermelon mojito. It turns out mint, lime, watermelon and rum are the perfect combination. Cheers to summer!

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Ingredients
30 large fresh mint leaves, coarsely torn by hand
3 to 4 thick slices fresh watermelon, seeds and rind removed
10-12 ounces light rum, such as Bacardi
1/2 cup simple syrup
1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
Sprigs of mint and spears of watermelon, for serving

Directions
Use a mortar and pestle to mash the mint leaves. Place the watermelon, rum, simple syrup, and lime juice into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Put the mashed mint into a large pitcher, add the watermelon mixture and stir to combine.

Place ice cubes in 6 glasses and pour the mojito mixture into the glasses. Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint and spears of watermelon. Serve ice cold.

Recipe courtesy of The Vintage Mixer.