Watermelon Mojito Smash

This tangy summer drink provides the sweetness of watermelon with the pungent flavor of fresh lime juice. Serve with mint sprigs, if desired.

Yield: Serves 2 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)
Recipe from Oxmoor House

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 147
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated fat: 0.0g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrate: 38g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 25mg
  • Calcium: 13mg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 (5-inch) mint sprigs
  • 2 cups cubed seeded watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 2 large limes)
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 cup lime-flavored sparkling water, chilled
  • Mint sprigs (optional)
  • Lime slices (optional)

Preparation

  1. 1. Combine 1/2 cup water and sugar in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, 1 minute or until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in 2 (5-inch) mint sprigs. Cover and steep 15 minutes. Remove and discard mint. Cool mint syrup completely.
  2. 2. Place watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Strain watermelon mixture through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Stir in mint syrup and lime juice.
  3. 3. Fill each of 2 glasses with ice cubes. Pour 3/4 cup watermelon mixture and 1/2 cup sparkling water over ice in each glass. Garnish with additional mint sprigs and lime slices, if desired.
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