Refreshing Honeydew Melon Mojito
Updated: Apr 23, 2021
Mojitos are a light and refreshing drink, but the honeydew in this mojito takes it to the next level! I love honeydew because it is lightly sweet and not overpowering. If you are looking for a fun new cocktail with the taste of summer, this one is for you.
This recipe is best made with fresh lime and simple syrup, but limeade can also be used as a simpler substitute. Fresh mint, honeydew melon, and fresh limes make this drink light and refreshing.
Blend the honeydew with the water or limeade (*see options in recipe below). Then strain out the chunks and add the rum and simple syrup, then stir.
Muddle the mint with the fresh lime juice and a wedge of lime.
Add the mint to a glass, then ice, then blended ingredients, and lastly sparking water to fill the glass. Garnish with mint, a melon ball, and a lime wedge.
1/2 cup fresh honeydew melon diced (roughly measure, doesn't have to be exact)
10 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime juiced (about 1 Tbsp)*
1-2 lime wedges
1/4 cup water*
2 ounces white rum
1 Tbsp simple syrup*
1/2 cup ice
Sparkling water to fill glass
*You can also replace the water, lime, and simple syrup with limeade for a simpler version.
Start by measuring out your ingredients, washing the mint, and cutting the lime in half. Then cut one half into smaller wedges for garnish and for muddling.
Add the honeydew and water to a blender and blend until it is mostly smooth. Mine didn't quite get all the chunks, but that is okay because next you will strain out the chunks with a fine mesh strainer. *If you are using the limeade in place of the water, lime, and simple syrup, this is what you will use to blend your melon.
After straining out the chunks, add the rum and simple syrup, then stir.
Next add your mint to a flat bottomed glass and squeeze your fresh lime juice into the same glass. Add one to two small lime wedges. Now using a muddler, smash the mint and lime wedges until the mint looks darker green but not until it is mush. You just want the mint flavor to come out.
Now add the mint and lime to your glass, then add the ice, and lastly the honeydew, rum, and syrup mixture. Pour sparkling water over top to fill the glass, use a larger glass if you like yours on the less sweet side so you can add more sparkling water.
Stir everything then garnish with a lime wedge, melon ball, and more mint.