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!


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

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.