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Watermelon Mojitos… Virgin Of Course!

April 23, 2015

Mint tea in the mornings, or any time of day, is by far one of my favorite beverages. There is just something about mint leaves, any type of mint, that I absolutely love!

So… I decided to look for some other tasty beverages, featuring mint. I found Mojitos! The only problem is that I don’t drink alcoholic beverages, and even if I did, I don’t think I would like the taste of traditional mojitos too much, so I had to find a tasty twist to an old favorite.

Enter… white grape juice!!!

Try this…

Watermelon Mojitos

*1 small seedless watermelon, cut into chunks (will need enough watermelon to make 3 cups of liquid once blended and strained)
*1 bunch mint leaves for crushing, and a few more mint leaves for garnishing, (at least 2 leaves per cup for garnish before serving)
*1 tbsp superfine sugar (extra if you want to make a sugar-rim on your serving cups!)
*1 lime, cut into wedges for garnish
*1 lime, remove zest, saving the inside ‘meat’, discard the skin
*1,1/4 cups white grape juice
*transparent cups for serving

1. In a blender, puree watermelon, and pour through a fine-mesh strainer into a cup, pressing on solids to extract as much liquid as possible, (you will need about 3 cups of the watermelon liquid); discard the solid parts.

2. In a large container, combine mint, sugar and lime ‘meat’. With the back of a spoon, crush mint and lime until the sugar is dissolved. Once all is well mixed and crushed, add both the watermelon juice and white grape juice to this crushed mixture.

3. To each cup, add ice, a pinch of lime zest and the torn off pieces of one mint leaf, then pour in the drink mix and stir. The pink of the drink and green of the garnishes look great together! To finish garnishing, place a lime wedge on edge of cup and place a whole mint leaf next to it in the drink.

4. If you want to give it an even fancier look, make a sugar-rim on the cup! Pour sugar on a plate; use the lime wedge to rub around the rim and wet it; place cup rim-side-down into the sugar on the plate, gently moving back and forth to get as much sugar on the rim as possible; then follow step 3, being careful to not knock of your sugar-rim when stirring.



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