I have one, but it doesn’t have a press down handle, which seems like the game-changer! This is delightful, and so perfect for Labor Day weekend. Just made this and it is so nice on a hot summer night. Absolutely fantastic! Nine years ago: Mango Slaw with Cashews and Mint, Thai-Style Chicken Legs, Peach Blueberry Cobbler, and Scalloped Tomatoes with Croutons I didn’t know they sell them in wedges. Yum! Why have I never thought to freeze it!? OK OK – this is great! These Watermelon Mojitos are incredibly easy to make, only 5 ingredients and are a perfect refreshing, minty summer cocktail! I just made these and seriously… there are not words!!! Whenever I cut a watermelon now I portion some off to be frozen. It looks amazing. (Next time I’ll have to get a bigger melon!) Meed to try this stat. Thanks! “So, just eat it fresh and be done with it,” would be a reasonable, rational takeaway. You might want to check out the comment guidelines before chiming in. the seven members of Maple Jam plus one spouse had this over the weekend at our annual retreat. Thanks, Deb! It’s still my favorite cooling summer drink :-). Your email address will not be published. Use a muddler or end of a wooden spoon to smash the watermelon. I needed to bang the pieces down a little more but it eventually blended! Pour 4 oz (half a cup) of watermelon juice over … thank you, Deb! I used gin instead of rum (didn’t have any) and cut the sugar by about 1/2. If you haven’t tried, it is SO GOOD! This is the by far my favorite drink ever! Grab the recipe today and add some chill to a hot summer day. Also, it is naturally sweetened. We were just in Thailand and Myanmar in Jan. There is a watermelon farm near us and we get given all the ones that don’t look good enough for the stores! They begged for the recipe, and I happily shared, as well as the tip to freeze watermelon chunks. This what happens to your body. I’ve been thinking about doing this in the summer as well! This is how I make frozen strawberry daiquiris. Yess… I love this for (real) strawberry daiquiris. Thank you! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This will be on repeat all summer! I’m going on a second summer of loving these, and a rum-less version got me through being pregnant last the summer (absolutely delicious even as a mock tail). I added the lime and rum and club soda/seltzer right away to help with the blending, which fixed the problem. Oh. My mom is a fantastic gardener and had a watermelon patch and everything. Back at it again with another Watermelon recipe, but hey – remember we are preparing for summer, okay?Also, it’s the WEEKEND so you’re going to need a great cocktail to celebrate. Freezing the watermelon was key and the mix of everything together; just perfect! Do you suppose I could make this with not frozen watermelon and then cool it and run it through my small ice cream maker until it is the consistency of slush? Top with However! I promise you’ll thank you later. These were a hit at a little backyard evening party my roommate and I hosted tonight. Pour watermelon rum mixture into glasses over crushed ice (you can remove the mint leaves and add new, fresh ones to garnish as desired). It actually tastes like watermelon because you haven’t diluted it in any way. I left out the sugar because the watermelon I had was SO GOOD and sweet and topped it with Topo Chico. one of my favorite fruits but I was thinking can which juicer we should use ? Here’s Kitchn’s own riff on the recipe, with the addition of juicy watermelon and mint. Friends and family will love these served in mini toothpicks! I think I’m gonna try a mocktail version of this. I finally figured out that I should start it off with just a few small chunks of the watermelon in the lime and sugar, and then add more chunks as I go along. Boy, what a different taste. Love the idea of St. Germain and saw that club soda could add some sparkle so going to pick up some Fevertree St. Germain tonic water. ): Super-fine sugar dissolves faster. I get it at Westside. Their mojito doesn’t seem to have actual jalapeno in it, but maybe in a syrup? It also reminded me to report that I sometimes use frozen watermelon in place of ice cubes in your coconut frozen limeade, which is a nice variation. The taste of jalapeno takes this margarita over the top, and it’s not hot at all! I may do even less sugar next time (I used 1 TBSP). This is spectacular! 3.5 Years Ago: Hot and Sour Soup and Belgian Brownie Cakelets Get Watermelon Mojitos Recipe from Food Network You can also find 1000s of Food Network's best recipes from top chefs, shows and experts. For lemonade for the kids, I usually go up to 3 tablespoons of sugar per pitcher. Found the recipe a little too thick and had to add extra rum and lime juice to the blender but the taste was AMAZING. Couldn’t ask for anything better in this weather. If you make a third book please do this again! It is the drink I love the most – in the summer it is perfect and in every other season it reminds me that summer exists! I finally used the Ninja with the 32oz container and it worked perfectly. It is wonderful with lemon or lime or neither. Ten years ago: Light Brioche Burger Buns, Blueberry Boy Bait, and Lemony Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza This is excellent but be warned if you are making the virgin version that you’ll need to add additional liquid to help your blender run. Category Watermelon; chile-lime melon salad; chopped vegetable, watermelon and feta salad; frozen watermelon mojitos; watermelon cucumber salad; watermelon lemonade; Search for: Sort by Facebook; Twitter; Pinterest; Instagram; Feed; The Weekly Newsletter. I made it without rum and with less lime juice than called for and had no problem at all getting it to blend. (FYI I’ve also heard sub the rum for vodka and the mint for basil…). Watermelon Mojito Recipe (Non Alcoholic) - Paarul'z Kitchen Perfect for the hot weather and you can’t beat watermelon. Was amazed at how quickly the watermelon chunks froze, took only about an hour. Watermelon cocktails! I had some cut up watermelon in my fridge and decided to try a watermelon mojito. The heatwave is coming here and I feel watermelon is synonymous with hot weather, so will definitely be giving these watermelon mojitos a go :). I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life’s perfect things. Cherries aren’t that far away…. It just makes things really easy, not that some recipes can’t be adapted but if I am feeling lazy and can just flip to something it really makes a difference. The watermelon simple syrup brings this cocktail to life and takes the already refreshing and fantastic traditional mojito up a big notch. Also think that pineapple is quite a nice addition, have you tried it before? I add fresh mint AND basil. In any case – it’s a keeper! Three years ago: Corn, Bacon and Parmesan Pasta We made both watermelon mojitos and watermelon margaritas and what a genius idea to freeze watermelons – definitely going to do this again. Fill glasses … (yet again :). But most of my attempts to bake with it or turn it into drinks, with this exception, have had limited success, because there is a mildness, a gentleness to watermelon that gets smothered under other things. There’s magic that happens when the floral notes of watermelon combine with the smokiness of mezcal. Required fields are marked *. This makes an absolutely fantastic frozen watermelon limeade or lemonade too, simply skip the rum, leave the mint if you wish. We always had watermelon in my house all summer long when I was young. I definitely think you could keep your rum in the freezer (it’s where we keep our vodka) but the drink I left blended in the freezer solidified so I might leave the watermelon in cubes and just blend as needed. See more ideas about Smitten kitchen, Yummy drinks, Recipes. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… Jul 3, 2020 - There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. The watermelon has spoken; it has told you its limits. Definitely go with the lower amount of sugar if you’re not fond of super sweet drinks. It all falls apart when you imagine that 4x what you paid ($5 to $7 for a giant piece) is what they’d charge for a full-size watermelon, so don’t think too hard about it. Made these last night for a happy hour on our patio, and they were such a hit! I make these all the time and use Swerve for the sweetener. OMG this sounds incredible! ), I make a granita that is honeydew cooked in sugar and lime then frozen and scraped; it would be natural, if not obvious, to add mint during cooking, then add rum to the granita and serve. I imagine this would work here too? I don’t mind paying more for a guaranteed good melon, especially if I keep throwing away these horrible spongy $4 melons! Good news, however, there’s no timestamp on dinner rolls, especially ones as wonderful as these. 2.5 Years Ago: Small-Batch Tiramisu Rake with fork tines. It would not be the Smitten Kitchen if I wasn’t popping in here, chaotic as ever, 24 hours before the cooking- and eating-est day of most of our years, to suggest a new recipe for your menus, that, judging by my DMs, you settled weeks ago. The ones from Trader Joe’s have been dismal for the last few weeks. Share 40. ). This was the best drink I’ve ever made. PERFECT! I was so glad i had hidden the last package for myself . In a pitcher crush mint leaves (5 – 7 times) These are incredible! I am a watermelon junkie. Also I’ve used (a little) cranberry juice to help watermelon blend in a pinch, and it adds a ‘tang’ and doesn’t dilute or take away from the watermelon taste. Pour into a 9 x 13- inch baking pan and freeze 2 hours or until slushie consistency. Spread watermelon cubes on a tray lined with plastic wrap or parchment (for easiest removal) and chill in freezer until Why it isn’t a more popular fruit I will never understand. Such a great idea to freeze the watermelon and blend. Yum! I included everything. I need to run out and buy more watermelon. Tweet. Two years ago: Hummus Heaped with Tomatoes and Cucumbers Watermelon mojitos are already a nice twist on the classic, but if you wanna truly mix it up, try: Frozen Watermelon Mojitos: Freeze the watermelon beforehand, and add some ice to the blender when you whizz it all up for a different experience. Make a giant bag of cubes and have this at the ready all summer. Drinks. Simple syrup, and the water involved in making it, is never necessary if you can just dissolve sugar in your lime juice. Four years ago: Tomato and Fried Provolone Sandwich Can anyone share roughly how long it takes to freeze the watermelon? They are a summertime staple. Six Months Ago: Chocolate Puddle Cakes Mojito de Melón con Tequila ♦ This Watermelon Tequila Mojito is so refreshing in these hot summer months, I'm sure you will be making it more than 1,2,3 times this summer. I love making/eating/drinking watermelon EVERYTHING in the summer. we used frozen concentrate limeade, so no added sugar was needed. I am the world’s worst watermelon picker outer. Blended the watermelon and lime before freezing until slushy. When my wife and I were in Thailand I think we had a watermelon smoothie twice daily, $1 ea in 100% humidity was irresistible. First published July 19, 2019 on smittenkitchen.com |, Hummus Heaped with Tomatoes and Cucumbers, Oven-Braised Beef with Tomatoes and Garlic, https://rasamalaysia.com/sparkling-watermelon-lemonade/, 1 pound (a scant 4 cups) watermelon in 1-inch cubes (from about 2 pounds with rind on), 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 to 3 limes), plus wedges for serving, 3 to 4 ounces (6 to 8 tablespoons) white rum, Leaves from 1 to 2 sprigs of fresh mint, plus extra for garnish. I am addicted to watermelon. Everybody loved them. Where are you buying your watermelons? I don’t cook much or read/watch anything about cooking, but I was so drawn to your funny, witty personality and your ability to share your life in a real and entertaining way. This Watermelon Mojito Salad recipe is perfect for a summer picnic and is full of fresh flavors like watermelon, cucumber, mint and lime! Twelve years ago: Double Chocolate Layer Cake, And for the other side of the world: This is a purer version, and I love them all. Please do tell about the auto citrus juicer! Brought me back to drinking vodka-spiked Slurpees in college! Fabulous! This is exactly how I make strawberry margaritas — well, with strawberries and tequila, that is. This sounds delish! OK so I make a version of this that uses Gin and St. Germain instead of rum. Boozy watermelon MOJITO skewers infused with rum, mint and lime juice! Now I can buy a large watermelon knowing that it will not go to waste! I don’t comment on recipes (or other web articles), but I wanted to take a moment to let you know I enjoyed it, because I have both your cookbooks, use them regularly, and love your blog. So delicious. so refreshing, so good. I usually juice them all and freeze (it takes forever!) I went on to your website after reading the article, and for the first time in a long, long time I cooked something new. I hope you like it. Share. I’m also thinking about pouring the mixture into popsicle molds. Why didn’t we think of this sooner! I used vodka instead of rum because that was all I had and it’s lovely! Pin 101. We had it last weekend and I converted a non-rum drinker. Now just waiting for the watermelon to freeze!!!! IMG_1732.JPG. My sister even came back the next day and oh-so-casually asked if I happened to have any more watermelon left. Place the watermelon into a blender with 1/4 cup of water and blend until pureed completely. Delicious! Spike this sparkling watermelon lemonade with Clement Mahina Coco… you’ll thank me (mostly just for the Mahina Coco, which is the most wonderful thing…). I’ve never bought or consumed so much watermelon in my life, and despite not being particularly drawn to rum based drinks it’s all I want this summer. Blend until smooth. Making this for the weekend because it has been so hot in Chicago! Jul 5, 2020 - There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. I don’t know about you, but to me watermelon is summer. I see no need for any plastic wrap, etc, as the chunks came off my metal pan with no problem. Thank you for the recipe and another reason why I need to try it. I added some seltzer and even ended up microwaving some of the frozen watermelon to avoid adding more water. A restaurant near me does Watermelon Jalapeno Mojitos, if I want to take these to another level, how do you think I should add the jalapeno? Thanks Deb! Let it be known that the unofficial cocktail of summer 2016 is frosé (frozen rosé wine). Maybe next time I’ll leave some pieces of watermelon unfrozen to help things move along… But again, overall delicious! Thank you for the frozen cube idea! Flip. We’ve made mint syrup to keep in the fridge in place of fresh mint every time. I’ll have to wait for the watermelon to the freeze, so that way they’ll have plenty of time to steep. Also, leave it on low (1-2) longer so it has time to grab the chunks and break them down. Previous post: corn salad with chile and lime. Food And Drink. So much thank you for the watermelon ice cubes. Strain out pulp and seeds with help of a strainer. My Vitamix was also unimpressed (although I wondered if it’s ’cause I halved the recipe for a single serving) but between banging the cubes down and adding a roughly equivalent amount of water as lemon juice (I was out of lime) it worked fine and definitely didn’t water things down noticeably. If you love watermelon then this Watermelon Tequila Mojito is for you! Fill glasses with ice and pour the watermelon mixture into … The fruit smoothies there were awesome! Wonderful results! Muddle together sugar, mint, lime juice, and watermelon in a cocktail shaker. I can’t wait for honeydew to come into season (prices are a little high…so perhaps in a couple weeks or so?). Bon Appétit came out with a simple recipe in June, and the internet grabbed on with full force. I do need to cut the watermelon chunks smaller — it took a fair amount of time for my wimpy blender to crush everything. Five years ago: Easiest Fridge Dill Pickles and Grilled Peach Splits I also sweeten with a couple of Tablespoons of high quality maple syrup, and use tequila instead of rum. That’s why there’s a range here; you’ll find your sweet spot (sorry) when you make it. I’ve made it as straight frosty watermelon lemonade and limeade (no rum; keep the mint if you wish) but as a heatwave balm of a summer drink that takes approximately 65 seconds* to make, it’s downright revolutionary. So, I tried to make these without the booze for my kids, but my Vitamix had a hard time blending the solid watermelon cubes. Hold the alcohol if you’re drinking during the TRIPLE DIGIT heat index days. So amazing! No need for ice. Also for speaking for so many of us about child care. That sounds like a great idea! Jul 19, 2019 - There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. Holy cow this is the best thing I’ve ever made. This was soooo goood!!! I recently discovered this recipe and have been making these nonstop! But wow! Looks really delicious, I always double up on the mint and lime! Take advantage now that watermelon is in season! (and no simple syrup b/c the st germain is so sweet). A delicious and refreshing drink. THE SMITTEN KITCHEN COOKBOOKS Spotlight Pantry Recipes how I stock the smitten kitchen Archives Archives. 95 degrees out, and THIS WAS THE BEST THING!!!!! Freezing your watermelon in cubes and foregoing the ice cubes is summer drink brilliance. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Even my rum-hating husband thought it was delicious! I will definitely be making this drink again soon! Sorry to be bearer of not so pleasant news. I don't really know how to describe it, but the watermelon and mint gave it a nice flavor. Add to the blender with everything else. I made this using the reverse method. I was wondering what to do with all this watermelon I froze :). Goodness! I added some water, but I didn’t want to dilute the flavor too much. Or even pre-mixed watermelon rum and sugar and froze? Phoenix is now holding on to 105+ temps so these will be on repeat for a long time! New here? of watermelon, everything else doubled too) and just served up mini mojitos as a mid-party treat. https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/08/happens-body-drink-alcohol-hot-weather-7615314/. The concept of frozen fruit works well for margaritas as well. We are in heaven. Yum! And, can easily be turned into an alcoholic drink if you prefer that way. Eight years ago: Whole Wheat Raspberry Ricotta Scones * because you had the forethought to go ahead and freeze watermelon right now. Curious if the consistency would work. I’m thinking of skipping the mint and substituting mezcal for the rum (maybe a bit more lime juice too?). Watermelon Mojito Cupcakes made from doctored cake mix and a mint frosting will brighten up any picnic or summer party. So totally going to make these for our cabin getaway in the Smokies and was planning on using gin. This is yum everyone I’ve made it for cannot wait for the recipe. Share. Pour in rum and muddle to combine. This is SO GOOD. One year ago: Corn Fritters and Bourbon Peach Smash Place watermelon cubes into a glass with mint leaves and lime juice. 1.5 Years Ago: Korean Braised Short Ribs Not only do these cupcakes look like watermelon, they taste like it too thanks to some fresh watermelon puree added to the batter. I did have to add an ounce of watermelon juice to get it to blend, but my blender is on the wimpy side. It would be awesome to serve at a summer BBQ. (Side note- side by side refrigerators are a bad ides!) Let’s talk about booze: 1 shot (3 tablespoons or 1.5 ounces) per glass makes a gentle cocktail but we found an extra splash (1 tablespoon or so) to be the right level for the size drinks we made. Let’s talk about sweetness: A thing I noticed making a few rounds of these is that the level of sweetness that tastes exactly right out of the freezer/blender (2 tablespoons) tastes a bit sweet for my tastes as it defrosts. I LOVE watermelon and mint, it’s just the best combination! What are y’all feeding those adorable children?! They are growing so tall! The one watermelon we got so far this summer was pretty blah. Add the mint simple syrup, lime juice, and rum (if using) and blend together for a second to combine. Eleven years ago: Chocolate Sorbet And thanks for the tip about freezing the watermelon, probably explains why mine never gets cold enough…. Alcoholic Drinks. crispy sugar snap peas with dukkah, mint and sea salt, grilled artichokes with lemon-basil aioli, creamy avocado with chili-lime fried eggs, food on toast – spring asparagus and fava beans with lemon ricotta, food on toast – spiced labneh and fava beans, food on toast – roasted balsamic broccoli and sweet potato. My husband and I loved both recipes. These are so good! You are such a joy. The texture is fantastic enough that you might skip the club soda too (but adding a splash basically makes it a grown-up Slurpee; you’re welcome). Ha, I always walk past Westside and see those humongous melons lining the sidewal. Watermelon Mojito Variations. Enjoy. 4.5 Years Ago: Oven-Braised Beef with Tomatoes and Garlic and Pecan Sticky Buns. 2 1/2 to 3 pounds watermelon flesh, pits removed. Bodega melons are hit or miss. I’ve been making (virgin) variations on this, but my anemic immersion blender always struggled. This looks like a great version, I’m going to have to give it a shot in this Texas heat. Watermelon Mojito Coolers Sadly, summer is coming to an end. ... Watermelon Mojito Popsicles by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures; Zucchini Scones by Kate’s Recipe Box; 157 Shares. Yum 16. I’m a watermelon convert now — thanks for making my summer! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! (I’ve also made mango smoothies with frozen honey (champagne or atalufo) mango chunks, a few ice cubes, a spoonful of sugar and a little water to thin them out). Six years ago: One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes and Hot Fudge Sundae Cake How do you think a heaping tablespoon of frozen limeade and a good sprint of free lime would be? Place the watermelon slices in a food processor and puree until smooth. In a large pitcher, add the mint leaves, pureed watermelon, rum, simple syrup and the lime juice. Same here…the container is too big. I’m not sure why it took me as long as it did to have my a-ha moment but the solution was, well, right next to the ice cubes in the freezer. Have you tried popping it back in the freezer after blending to have as a sorbet? Dried watermelon is a great way to “cook” watermelon and concentrate the flavor instead of diluting it. These limes I just bought did it easily. OMG! My. Popular Right Now. This refreshing mojito is prepared using fresh watermelon, fresh mint, and lime. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Thank you so much for this idea and recipe! But I don’t want to be reasonable nor rational, and I’ve been pining for a frozen watermelon mojito for a couple summers now and been stuck at the impasse of knowing once I added the requisite ice, simple syrup, or club soda, the watermelon-y impact would be all but diminished. I made these this weekend and they were a big hit! For a non alcoholic version, exclude tequila. This looks amazing but what two limes are going to yield half a cup of juice???? And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. Extract juice in a bowl. Looks delicious! We had some amazing watermelon drinks in Thailand and this sounds like an easy way to replicate at home! Kathryn, I ream out a large jalapeno…slice off both ends, get rid of the seeds and membranes with a jalapeno reamer, then slice off about 1 1/2 inches of it. You think they’d keep the frozen texture better if you kept the rum in the freezer? It looks really refreshing) summer is really hot and everytime I want something so delicious as watermelon) this coctail is very tasty, I think! There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. They sell large ones in wedges so you can always see the inside and never get a dud. Watermelon Mojito Popsicles are just the thing to cool you off this summer! Your email address will not be published. Go! I was already planning on going to the store after work, so all these ingredients are going on the list! 1/2 cup fresh lime juice Add fresh lime juice and rum and fresh mint. I puree the watermelon in the blender, add vodka and a little St. Germaine (elderberry liquor), and pour over ice. Mini chocolate chips give the effect of watermelon seeds and add a hint of chocolate flavor. Always walk past Westside and see how it turns out over ice my freezer last! 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