The Raspberry Watermelon Mojito takes advantage of fresh raspberries and succulent watermelon. It is light and refreshing; perfect for what we can only hope are long warm days ahead. The recipe below calls for traditional club soda topper, but take this recipe into celebratory mode by using champagne or bubblies instead.
Raspberry Watermelon Mojito Drink Recipe
Raspberry Watermelon Mojito – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist
1-1/2 ounce Shellback Silver Rum
1/2 ounce Lime Juice
1/2 ounce Simple Syrup
10 to 12 Mint Sprigs
3 Watermelon Cubes – 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 inch roughly
6 Fresh Raspberries
1-1/2 ounce Club Soda
Mint Leaf Garnish
Muddle mint leaves, watermelon and raspberries in bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add rum, lime juice and simple syrup with ice. Shake vigorously to incorporate mint flavor into mixture. Strain into tall glass over fresh ice. Top with club soda. Garnish with mint leaf.
While you enjoy your delicious Raspberry Watermelon Mojito, whip up a non-alcoholic version for the kiddos with raspberries, mint and watermelon juice or fresh muddled watermelon. There’s an easy recipe to follow in the non-alcoholic Watermelon Raspberry Mojito post from 2011. There are extra flavor addition ideas such as cranberry juice and lemon lime sparkling water to keep the kid’s drink fun and fabulous all season long, too.
Keep the Raspberry Watermelon Mojito in mind for backyard BBQ’s, Fourth of July parties and Memorial Day.
The Raspberry Watermelon Mojito long drink recipe was commissioned by representatives of Shellback Rum as part of the Corporate Mixology program offered by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. Find more recipes created by Cheri Loughlin for Shellback Rum on this site and at ShellbackRum.com and by following Shellback Rum on Facebook.