Summer Cocktail: Strawberry & Honeydew Mojito

There is nothing like a nice refreshing cocktail to cool things off during a cookout.

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Strawberry & Honeydew Mojito | Recipe & Photo by Michelle Lara

This Strawberry & Honeydew Mojito is the perfect cocktail for entertaining, you can easily prep a pitcher {or 2} before your guests arrive and leave cooling in the fridge. If I had to choose a favorite summer cocktail it would be the mojito. It’s simple to make and versatile; by just switching up a few ingredients you have a completely different flavor. Hon

Make these ahead of time by the pitcher the longer it sits the better it tastes!

Summer Cocktail: Strawberry & Honeydew Mojito

Ingredients:

{makes 6 – 8 cocktails, 1 pitcher}

Juice of 2 limes cut into quarters {seeds removed}

8 – 12 strawberries

3 – 4 honeydew wedges cut in cubes

1 1/2 cups of white rum

7 cups of club soda

1/2 cup of fresh mint

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

Additional lime, strawberries, and mint, for garnish

Directions:

  1. Boil 1/2 cup water + dissolve the sugar stirring slowly to make the simple syrup. Set aside and let cool. In a blender add your honeydew and about 1 tsp of the simple syrup and pulse until it’s a liquid consistency – you might need to add some more simple syrup so it can blend properly.
  2. Using a muddler or wooden spoon mash the strawberries and mint leaves in the bottom of your pitcher, add the liquefied honeydew. Add in the lime juice and rum and 1/4 cup of simple syrup {can add more if you want it sweeter taste test it first}.
  3. Right before serving pour in the club soda.Gently stir to combine and pour over iced glasses and garnish with fresh mint sprigs, lime and strawberries if you’d like.

 

Summer Cocktail: Strawberry & Honeydew Mojito | Photo & Recipe by Michelle Lara

Summer Cocktail: Strawberry & Honeydew Mojito | Photo & Recipe by Michelle Lara

 

 

 

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Michelle Lara

Michelle lives in South Florida with her husband, and two children. When she's not contributing on GrillGrrrl.com you can find her on her site: CupcakesCocktailsAndKids.com where she dishes on family, food and fashion.

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