thirsty thursday – watermelon mojitos

26 Jul

oh boy, you are seriously going to want to make sure this is on the drink table at your next summer BBQ!

i can’t take the credit for originality on this, however – i’m a huge rachael ray fan… and she had this on her show a few weeks ago and i was uber excited to have company over so i could test it out.  i think i pretty much insisted my brother come by for a visit, mostly to force him to drink my concoction 🙂

click HERE to watch rachael explain the whole recipe.

start with a good-sized, more oval-shaped watermelon, about a dozen key-limes {or half dozen regular limes}, and some fresh mint.  you’ll also need some rum… yum!

the best way to pick a watermelon is to look for a good water spot like this — and feel for a good weight, those are the juiciest.

i like to use my melon-baller because it’s just more fun.  stick these in the freezer for ice cubes…

cut about 1/3 off the top and hollow out your watermelon…using a melon baller, or whatever –

rachael’s recipe said to simply press the mint into a little syrup mix.  what i did was add my scooped out watermelon, a few sprigs of mint, and some agave nectar to my food processor and pulsated only a couple times, to break up the mint.

add mixture {strain out any chunks if you want} and 2.5 cups of {clear} rum per 12 adults to your “punch bowl” and toss in your frozen watermelon cubes when ready…

serve from your super cool punch bowl and super impress your guests.  🙂

stay tuned friday for an easy guac and salsa recipe to compliment this 🙂

7 Responses to “thirsty thursday – watermelon mojitos”

  1. mylifeisthebestlife July 26, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    This. Looks. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!


  2. themuddledpeacock July 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    I love the idea of this! What a great centrepiece to a party it would make! I recently created and reviewed a Strawberry Mojito, which I thought was delicious! It would be great to hear your views on it and any other ideas on experimental cocktails you may have!


    • cooking with audrey July 27, 2012 at 9:46 am #

      i agree, using it as a centrepiece would be awesome!!! especially if you keep the colour theme going. i stopped by your blog – eager to try some of your yummy concoctions!


  3. Julie Hansen Intuitive July 26, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    Good call on the melon baller.


    • cooking with audrey July 27, 2012 at 9:43 am #

      thanks, julie! i’ve always wanted one – it’s a little extra work, but i don’t mind that for the sake of aesthetics 😉


  4. Amelia July 27, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    This looks delicious! I’d like a glass right now…


  5. Lynz Real Cooking August 9, 2015 at 9:27 pm #

    This is very creative and looks great! I like your pictures they are very real and look great too!


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