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Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos

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These Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos are going to become your next refreshing go-to summer drink – serve them in an ice cold pitcher!

Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos

Hey everyone!! So I’m here with these absolutely delicious Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos for a special Saturday Connecting over Cocktails post – I’ve paired up with some Food Bloggers of Canada members, Justine Celina, Killing Thyme Eat-Zine, Diversifore, The Hesitant Chef and Crumb Kitchen, for a spectacular display of delicious cocktails you HAVE to make this summer.

The food blogging community has been really instrumental to my success as a freelance writer and photographer, and it is so wonderful to be able to share in the fruits of the season together in one big showcase of our work. So keep reading, and discover my Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos, as well as five other delectable cocktail recipes just waiting for your next summer party!

Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos

Okay, before we even get into this recipe I have to point out that technically I’m lying about these being mojitos. There’s some vodka in there so technically these aren’t your traditional mojito cocktail, but I prefer the more subtle taste that vodka lends compared to the stronger flavour of rum. Then again, I’m pretty sure traditional mojitos don’t have watermelon or cucumber in them either, but they make the drink so much more delicious! This spin on the classic is going to become your next favourite summer drink, regardless of its authenticity or not: trust me!

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As the weather gets warmer, I find myself really experimenting and trying to get outside to shoot more. One of the perks of moving home to Hamilton has been trading in my little space in the sky for a lovely, lush backyard in the suburbs. I only plan to be here for about another year and glad I landed back here during one of the best seasons. I just can’t get enough of summer!

Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos

Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos

We’ve planted tons of fresh herbs in the backyard this year so it’s making seasonal cooking and recipe development that much more exciting for me. I love this time of year because everything is just so fresh and vibrant, and all you want to do is be outside and bask in the glow of the sun. I swear, summer makes me miss my lifeguard days sometimes. I totally took for granted how much vitamin D I got at that time in my life. Sigh…

Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos

What’s even better than lifeguarding, however, is getting outside to enjoy happy hour in the backyard, and needless to say I have more than enough inspiration to keep me outside all summer long. Listed below are five other DELICIOUS cocktails that are all worth a try this season. If you want to find all of the other cocktails for this fun summer series, be sure to head to my fellow Food Bloggers of Canada members’ websites for some tasty and totally poolside-sippable drinks! (Now all you gotta do is find someone with a pool… 😉 ) Cheers everyone!

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If you want to connect over cocktails with the other Food Bloggers of Canada members, be sure to search for the hashtag ‪#‎fbcconnectingovercocktails‬ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter – let us know which one you’re going to make!!!

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Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos Yum
These Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos are going to become your next refreshing go-to summer drink!
Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos
Votes: 2
Rating: 4.5
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Course Cocktails
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
pitcher, about 6-8 drinks
Ingredients
Course Cocktails
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
pitcher, about 6-8 drinks
Ingredients
Watermelon & Cucumber Mojitos
Votes: 2
Rating: 4.5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Using a blender or juicer, puree watermelon and cucumber together. Strain using a fine mesh sieve if using a blender to remove pulp and set juice aside (preferably in fridge to chill).
  2. Juice limes, then muddle with mint using a wooden spoon or a muddler if you have one. Put the mixture in a shaker with ice and shake for 15-20 seconds. Strain into a large pitcher.
  3. Add juice to large pitcher, then vodka and bottle of sparkling water.
  4. Pour into glasses filled with ice and enjoy!

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Elaine @Flavour and Savour
    June 20, 2016 at 11:00

    Wow! This looks like a perfect combination–light, refreshing and a little sweet! Don’t you just love summertime?

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      June 21, 2016 at 19:55

      Thanks so much Elaine 🙂 I can hardly keep track of all the drinks and food I want to make this summer. So hard to choose!

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    Justine @ JustineCelina.com
    June 27, 2016 at 11:31

    Cheers, Taylor! I love what you’ve done with some of my favourite summer flavours and your photos are super gorgeous as always. It was so much fun to collab on this post! Have a great week. 🙂

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    Mark
    August 19, 2016 at 16:12

    Awesome photos. I’m going to try this later this evening. We are having a game night (Catch Phrase, Charades, etc). I’m very excited and I’ll let you know how it turns out.

    Thanks for the recipe. Cheers.

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      August 22, 2016 at 09:50

      Woo hoo! Hope they turned out!! 🙂 Btw – games nights are the best!!

      • Reply
        Mark
        August 23, 2016 at 14:48

        It turned out great! I will definitely make this again. Thank you once again.

        • Reply
          Taylor Stinson
          August 23, 2016 at 15:07

          Amazing – so glad that hear that Mark!! Stop by again soon 🙂

  • Reply
    Susmitha Saripalli
    May 2, 2017 at 14:36

    aren’t mojitos made with rum?

    • Reply
      Taylor Stinson
      May 2, 2017 at 16:40

      Hi Sudmitha! Traditionally, yes they are. I personally think the vodka goes way better with the watermelon and cucumber though. Feel free to add in rum if you want to keep it more of a classic mojito though!

  • Reply
    Angela Allen
    June 17, 2017 at 17:31

    Looks like my new favorite drink! What size watermelon? ?

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