I needed to bang the pieces down a little more but it eventually blended! Pour into a 9 x 13- inch baking pan and freeze 2 hours or until slushie consistency. Drinks. This is delightful, and so perfect for Labor Day weekend. I don’t mind paying more for a guaranteed good melon, especially if I keep throwing away these horrible spongy $4 melons! IMG_1732.JPG. These are life changing. I think I’ll try that and see how it turns out. We were just in Thailand and Myanmar in Jan. So, looking at your Instagram video, what juicer do you use? 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. 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. https://rasamalaysia.com/sparkling-watermelon-lemonade/. However! 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. We’ve made mint syrup to keep in the fridge in place of fresh mint every time. This was the best drink I’ve ever made. Yes, my vitamix wasn’t happy, either. I am woefully short on freezer space. I hope you like it. 1.5 Years Ago: Korean Braised Short Ribs This weekend (Labor Day) marks the unofficial end of summer as kids are back in school, the weather starts cooling down for most of us on the east coast and apple picking becomes the next outdoor activity to do (I can’t wait for this! Watermelon Mojito Recipe (Non Alcoholic) - Paarul'z Kitchen 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. This sounds delish! Yum! The fruit smoothies there were awesome! the seven members of Maple Jam plus one spouse had this over the weekend at our annual retreat. 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. This looks amazing but what two limes are going to yield half a cup of juice???? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Watermelon Mojito Variations. I add fresh mint AND basil. Enjoy. (and specify fridge freezer or deep freeze?). Use a muddler or end of a wooden spoon to smash the watermelon. Come to think of it (thanks for the reminder! I made these this weekend and they were a big hit! 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. Thank you so much. Six years ago: One-Pan Farro with Tomatoes and Hot Fudge Sundae Cake Boy, what a different taste. 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. A delicious and refreshing drink. Now I can buy a large watermelon knowing that it will not go to waste! Seven years ago: Bacon Corn Hash soooo refreshing, gorgeous with the fresh mint buzzed in and the black flecks from the watermelon. Five years ago: Easiest Fridge Dill Pickles and Grilled Peach Splits Delicious! I finally used the Ninja with the 32oz container and it worked perfectly. Ten years ago: Light Brioche Burger Buns, Blueberry Boy Bait, and Lemony Zucchini Goat Cheese Pizza Place watermelon cubes into a glass with mint leaves and lime juice. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… In any case – it’s a keeper! Looks delicious! We are in heaven. You could also do a jalapeño (or jalapeño mint) simple syrup by throwing in the jalapeños as the simple cools. so refreshing, so good. My husband and I loved both recipes. Six Months Ago: Chocolate Puddle Cakes Also think that pineapple is quite a nice addition, have you tried it before? That’s why there’s a range here; you’ll find your sweet spot (sorry) when you make it. 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. ... Watermelon Mojito Popsicles by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures; Zucchini Scones by Kate’s Recipe Box; 157 Shares. In a large pitcher, add the mint leaves, pureed watermelon, rum, simple syrup and the lime juice. Was amazed at how quickly the watermelon chunks froze, took only about an hour. Watermelon Mojito Cupcakes made from doctored cake mix and a mint frosting will brighten up any picnic or summer party. Goodness! Works with tonic water. Brought me back to drinking vodka-spiked Slurpees in college! Freezing watermelon cubes is beyond brilliant! Pour watermelon rum mixture into glasses over crushed ice (you can remove the mint leaves and add new, fresh ones to garnish as desired). that’s great, this much be a summer best love! Even my rum-hating husband thought it was delicious! 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). Just made this and it is so nice on a hot summer night. Blend until smooth. of watermelon, everything else doubled too) and just served up mini mojitos as a mid-party treat. I’m thinking of skipping the mint and substituting mezcal for the rum (maybe a bit more lime juice too?). Perfect for the hot weather and you can’t beat watermelon. It makes two drinks in an 11 to 12-ounce glass (I’m using. We had some amazing watermelon drinks in Thailand and this sounds like an easy way to replicate at home! If you haven’t tried, it is SO GOOD! 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. We had it last weekend and I converted a non-rum drinker. They begged for the recipe, and I happily shared, as well as the tip to freeze watermelon chunks. I make a summer watermelon cocktail that’s similar. I left out the sugar because the watermelon I had was SO GOOD and sweet and topped it with Topo Chico. There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. Oh. Same here…the container is too big. Can anyone share roughly how long it takes to freeze the watermelon? I see no need for any plastic wrap, etc, as the chunks came off my metal pan with no problem. It's paleo, gluten-free, and whole30 friendly. Replace the rum with simple syrup for a virgin version. (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). https://metro.co.uk/2018/06/08/happens-body-drink-alcohol-hot-weather-7615314/. We made both watermelon mojitos and watermelon margaritas and what a genius idea to freeze watermelons – definitely going to do this again. Jul 19, 2019 - There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. Such a great idea to freeze the watermelon and blend. Their mojito doesn’t seem to have actual jalapeno in it, but maybe in a syrup? “So, just eat it fresh and be done with it,” would be a reasonable, rational takeaway. Friends and family will love these served in mini toothpicks! Freezing your watermelon in cubes and foregoing the ice cubes is summer drink brilliance. Thanks, Deb! It looks really refreshing) summer is really hot and everytime I want something so delicious as watermelon) this coctail is very tasty, I think! Maybe next time I’ll leave some pieces of watermelon unfrozen to help things move along… But again, overall delicious! Let it be known that the unofficial cocktail of summer 2016 is frosé (frozen rosé wine). And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. It actually tastes like watermelon because you haven’t diluted it in any way. These are incredible! Thank you so much for this idea and recipe! Why have I never thought to freeze it!? Absolutely fantastic! Tweet. Twelve years ago: Double Chocolate Layer Cake, And for the other side of the world: I also sweeten with a couple of Tablespoons of high quality maple syrup, and use tequila instead of rum. Definitely going to be on repeat this summer! Thank you! Muddle together sugar, mint, lime juice, and watermelon in a cocktail shaker. I will definitely be making this drink again soon! 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. Thank you for sharing the recipe! 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. Or even pre-mixed watermelon rum and sugar and froze? Sorry to be bearer of not so pleasant news. Dried watermelon is a great way to “cook” watermelon and concentrate the flavor instead of diluting it. They sell large ones in wedges so you can always see the inside and never get a dud. Spread watermelon cubes on a tray lined with plastic wrap or parchment (for easiest removal) and chill in freezer until Watermelon Mojito Popsicles are just the thing to cool you off this summer! So amazing! Here’s Kitchn’s own riff on the recipe, with the addition of juicy watermelon and mint. 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. OMG. You are such a joy. OK OK – this is great! This is yum everyone I’ve made it for cannot wait for the recipe. Made these tonight, and they were perfect for the weather. This was amazing. Haha never mind. Although I have a Ninja I’ve found it blends easier if I use half frozen watermelon and half refrigerated watermelon. I have one, but it doesn’t have a press down handle, which seems like the game-changer! Hold the alcohol if you’re drinking during the TRIPLE DIGIT heat index days. So, I tried to make these without the booze for my kids, but my Vitamix had a hard time blending the solid watermelon cubes. OMG this sounds incredible! Three years ago: Corn, Bacon and Parmesan Pasta 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. I do need to cut the watermelon chunks smaller — it took a fair amount of time for my wimpy blender to crush everything. It looks amazing. 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). Your email address will not be published. THE SMITTEN KITCHEN COOKBOOKS Spotlight Pantry Recipes how I stock the smitten kitchen Archives Archives. ): Super-fine sugar dissolves faster. Grab the recipe today and add some chill to a hot summer day. Wonderful results! I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… I can’t wait for honeydew to come into season (prices are a little high…so perhaps in a couple weeks or so?). Have you tried popping it back in the freezer after blending to have as a sorbet? We made one big batch in the blender (2 lb. Freezing the watermelon was key and the mix of everything together; just perfect! I imagine this would work here too? I’ve been making (virgin) variations on this, but my anemic immersion blender always struggled. This will be on repeat all summer! If you love watermelon then this Watermelon Tequila Mojito is for you! Thank you for the frozen cube idea! Yum! Couldn’t ask for anything better in this weather. New here? 2.5 Years Ago: Small-Batch Tiramisu I read your feature in the Times. Maybe even one hour in a good freezer. This was soooo goood!!! 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. There’s magic that happens when the floral notes of watermelon combine with the smokiness of mezcal. Flip. They are growing so tall! The one watermelon we got so far this summer was pretty blah. One year ago: Corn Fritters and Bourbon Peach Smash Definitely go with the lower amount of sugar if you’re not fond of super sweet drinks. I added the zest from the limes for an extra limey kick. Jul 5, 2020 - There is no time like a heat wave to unlearn everything you thought you knew about watermelon. I have no idea how I’ve lived without these, but glad they are in my life now! Plus, I didn't have to wait for it to thaw like I would with my strawberries. Simple syrup, and the water involved in making it, is never necessary if you can just dissolve sugar in your lime juice. Bon Appétit came out with a simple recipe in June, and the internet grabbed on with full force. One thing nice is that when it melts, which takes longer because everything is cold, there’s still some thickness to it because it’s just blended fruit, not blended water. Whenever I cut a watermelon now I portion some off to be frozen. Taking cues from the pina colada post, I’m now scheming what other fruits I can use in this format! Now just waiting for the watermelon to freeze!!!! Looks really delicious, I always double up on the mint and lime! Cheers, Deb. 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. The watermelon simple syrup brings this cocktail to life and takes the already refreshing and fantastic traditional mojito up a big notch. 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. This what happens to your body. I’ve been making watermelon smoothies at home by just putting cold (refrigerated) watermelon cubes in the blender. My mom is a fantastic gardener and had a watermelon patch and everything. No need for ice. 2 1/2 to 3 pounds watermelon flesh, pits removed. Watermelon Mojito Coolers Sadly, summer is coming to an end. Holy moly. I just made these and seriously… there are not words!!! Meed to try this stat. I made this using the reverse method. 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. 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. 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. Get Watermelon Mojito Recipe from Food Network. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life’s perfect things. Watermelon cocktails! My sister even came back the next day and oh-so-casually asked if I happened to have any more watermelon left. 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. OK so I make a version of this that uses Gin and St. Germain instead of rum. 1/2 cup fresh lime juice The ones from Trader Joe’s have been dismal for the last few weeks. (FYI I’ve also heard sub the rum for vodka and the mint for basil…). 4.5 Years Ago: Oven-Braised Beef with Tomatoes and Garlic and Pecan Sticky Buns. I made it without rum and with less lime juice than called for and had no problem at all getting it to blend. Your email address will not be published. See more ideas about Smitten kitchen, Yummy drinks, Recipes. I made watermelon jalapeno margaritas recently, and the recipe called for briefly steeping the sliced jalapeno in the tequila. Four years ago: Tomato and Fried Provolone Sandwich These Watermelon Mojitos are incredibly easy to make, only 5 ingredients and are a perfect refreshing, minty summer cocktail! This is the by far my favorite drink ever! I need to run out and buy more watermelon. There is a watermelon farm near us and we get given all the ones that don’t look good enough for the stores! When my wife and I were in Thailand I think we had a watermelon smoothie twice daily, $1 ea in 100% humidity was irresistible. Blended the watermelon and lime before freezing until slushy. You might want to check out the comment guidelines before chiming in. Where are you buying your watermelons? (Side note- side by side refrigerators are a bad ides!) This is exactly how I make strawberry margaritas — well, with strawberries and tequila, that is. Also, it is naturally sweetened. Rake with fork tines. Add to the blender with everything else. The watermelon has spoken; it has told you its limits. I don't really know how to describe it, but the watermelon and mint gave it a nice flavor. I have a pretty lousy freezer but it was still only a couple hours, especially if the cubes are small and in a single layer. Place the watermelon into a blender with 1/4 cup of water and blend until pureed completely. * because you had the forethought to go ahead and freeze watermelon right now. Your email address will not be published. I’m also thinking about pouring the mixture into popsicle molds. I didn’t know they sell them in wedges. Deselect All. I am the world’s worst watermelon picker outer. I went on to your website after reading the article, and for the first time in a long, long time I cooked something new. Fill glasses with ice and pour the watermelon mixture into … Yess… I love this for (real) strawberry daiquiris. (Next time I’ll have to get a bigger melon!) Log in, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). Share. In a pitcher crush mint leaves (5 – 7 times) Popular Right Now. It would be awesome to serve at a summer BBQ. Reddit. So good, I can’t stop thinking about it. I was wondering what to do with all this watermelon I froze :). As long as the proportion lets the frozen chunks sink into the more liquid-y part, the blender can keep up much better. The heatwave is coming here and I feel watermelon is synonymous with hot weather, so will definitely be giving these watermelon mojitos a go :). Found the recipe a little too thick and had to add extra rum and lime juice to the blender but the taste was AMAZING. Share 40. Not only do these cupcakes look like watermelon, they taste like it too thanks to some fresh watermelon puree added to the batter. I used vodka instead of rum because that was all I had and it’s lovely! I was already planning on going to the store after work, so all these ingredients are going on the list! Thank you for the recipe and another reason why I need to try it. Boozy watermelon MOJITO skewers infused with rum, mint and lime juice! thank you, Deb! But wow! Ha, I always walk past Westside and see those humongous melons lining the sidewal. We had to add some liquid before the purée was thin enough to pour; we just added a cup or two of seltzer to the blender, re-blended briefly, and served ’em up. So totally going to make these for our cabin getaway in the Smokies and was planning on using gin. 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. Fabulous! 95 degrees out, and THIS WAS THE BEST THING!!!!! If you were making these from memory and FIRST threw in a very generous handful of mint into your powerful blender, and pulverized it completely before whirring up the watermelon to a slush, you will not have a delightful pink drink, but an odd chartreuse one instead, although, it will taste wonderful. Did anyone else have this problem? It seems to need some liquid in the bottom in order to process frozen stuff. I don’t need to tell you that a slice of fresh watermelon cold from the fridge is one of life… Explore. Food And Drink. Add fresh lime juice and rum and fresh mint. Add Simple Syrup (made with equal parts sugar and water- heated until sugar dissolves). Holy cow this is the best thing I’ve ever made. 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. This refreshing mojito is prepared using fresh watermelon, fresh mint, and lime. And I’m not even that big a fan of watermelon, but with the lime and mint (and sugar), it’s another thing entirely. Making this for the weekend because it has been so hot in Chicago! These were a hit at a little backyard evening party my roommate and I hosted tonight. I usually juice them all and freeze (it takes forever!) For lemonade for the kids, I usually go up to 3 tablespoons of sugar per pitcher. It’s still my favorite cooling summer drink :-). This is going to be a regular this summer. I also just dumped the sugar in instead of dissolving it in the lime juice. 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. Bodega melons are hit or miss. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. For a non alcoholic version, exclude tequila. This is SO GOOD. My. Curious if the consistency would work. You think they’d keep the frozen texture better if you kept the rum in the freezer? Share. This looks like a great version, I’m going to have to give it a shot in this Texas heat. I’m a watermelon convert now — thanks for making my summer! Thanks Deb! This makes an absolutely fantastic frozen watermelon limeade or lemonade too, simply skip the rum, leave the mint if you wish. The taste of jalapeno takes this margarita over the top, and it’s not hot at all! The concept of frozen fruit works well for margaritas as well. So much thank you for the watermelon ice cubes. Phoenix is now holding on to 105+ temps so these will be on repeat for a long time! How do you think a heaping tablespoon of frozen limeade and a good sprint of free lime would be? Pour in rum and muddle to combine. Now that it’s easier, I’ll be making it even more often! I may do even less sugar next time (I used 1 TBSP). Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I’ve been thinking about doing this in the summer as well! I’ll have to wait for the watermelon to the freeze, so that way they’ll have plenty of time to steep. I don’t know about you, but to me watermelon is summer. Made these last night for a happy hour on our patio, and they were such a hit! but now I’ll just freeze them in chunks and save myself the juicing step :). we used frozen concentrate limeade, so no added sugar was needed. 3.5 Years Ago: Hot and Sour Soup and Belgian Brownie Cakelets I did have to add an ounce of watermelon juice to get it to blend, but my blender is on the wimpy side. Previous post: corn salad with chile and lime. Good news, however, there’s no timestamp on dinner rolls, especially ones as wonderful as these. It’s hard to get good ones this time of year, but I’m definitely making this once the weather gets warm. Yum! 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