Once Memorial Day starts, from there on out we can expect long days in the sun and lots of outdoor parties, and they wouldn’t be complete without this fun, refreshing memorial day mojito. We get this Watermelon Mojito recipe from chef Chad Luethje. It stays true to its roots but features a couple clear departures from the traditional recipe. Rather than rum, lime, sugar, mint and soda water, this version takes a left turn by subbing agave nectar for simple syrup and skipping the soda water completely. Be careful, these drinks go down pretty easy.
- 4 oz Seedless Watermelon, chopped
- 4 large Mint Leaves
- 1 tsp Agave Nectar
- 1/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 1/2 oz Light Rum
- Garnish: Lemon or Lime wedge
In a shaker, muddle the watermelon and mint with the agave nectar and lime juice. Add the rum and fill with ice. Shake until well chilled, and strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a lemon or lime wedge.