Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr
6 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Make this drink ahead of time, and keep refrigerated for up to three days. Garnish with mint and lime slices. Add 1 1/2 ounces vodka or white rum per serving, if desired.

How to Make It

Place half of watermelon in a blender; process until smooth. Strain watermelon through a sieve into a pitcher; discard solids. Repeat procedure with the remaining watermelon. Stir in lime juice, sugar, 1/2 cup water, and dash of salt. Serve over ice.

Ratings & Reviews

ain270988's Review

March 07, 2013
i substitute the lime with lemon since only lemon available at turn quit ok...but i need to add a little bit more of sugar to taste the sweetness, might be because of my watermelon too..

sweetkiwi's Review

July 04, 2012
I only was able to get 2/3 C lime juice from my limes, and it is still delicious. It kind of tastes like a watermelon jolly rancher (in a refreshing, good way).

jmeleeS's Review

May 31, 2012
Made this refreshing drink for the hot Memorial Day weekend - what a hit! I did think that the lime juice amount was a bit much, but after a splash of white rum, some muddled fresh mint leaves plus a few cubes of fresh watermelon, these drinks made fantastic mojitos! The prep (minus chopping up the watermelon) was 5 minutes total. 100% Keeper! Enjoy!!

sprater1's Review

June 14, 2011
Yum. For two people I followed shineah's proportions and poured over ice in a large glass. Yum!

shineah's Review

June 27, 2009
I agree, tasty and refreshing. I used only 5 cups of watermelon, with 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1 lime. Came out perfect. I didn't think it took much time at all.