This Malibu Watermelon Mojito is sure to be the hit of the summer! The soft mint taste paired with the sweetness of the watermelon will have you forgetting that a classic mojito even exists. Get ready - this is about to become one of your favorite cocktails!
When it comes to cocktails, I like trying new products. I enjoy the signature flavor of Malibu, but I will say that adding a taste of juicy watermelon flavor is really quite good. The great thing bout making watermelon mojitos is that they're refreshing and easy to enjoy any time of the day. Not only are they great for the end of the day, but they're also delicious for brunch, too.
The hard part about making fun drinks like this is that you then are Malibu-ready all the time! This drink has smooth Caribbean rum notes paired with that cool sweetness that just screams summer months. Anyone who is over 21 years of age will love having this drink. Also, it's important to note that the hint of mint flavor is such a great flavor note that it hits the tastebuds perfectly after each sip.
Be sure to check out my Pineapple Screwdriver for another fun cocktail that you can easily make at home.
Mint leaves - You can get these fresh from the grocery store. Make sure to give them the sniff test before buying them. If they have a strong mint smell, that means that they're ripe and ready!
Lime - You can also use fresh lemon juice as well.
Malibu watermelon rum - This is a specific type of rum that is needed to make the flavor of this cocktail.
Simple syrup - For extra sweetness.
How to make a Malibu Watermelon Mojito
Step One: Muddle the mint and the lime together in a cocktail glass.
Step Two: Add the simple syrup and the rum.
Step Three: Strain into a glass full of ice.
Step Four: Garnish with mint leaves and fresh watermelon.
Add more garnish - The fun thing about making a simple cocktail recipe is that you can always add more garnish. I love using lime juice and putting it around the rim of the glass, and then adding a bit of extra sugar. You can also add any diced fresh fruit that you want - pineapple, strawberries, lime wedges, kiwi slices, and more. Since the watermelon flavoring is a delicious sweetness, most other fruits will pair with it just fine.
If there is a fruit stand near you, grab a ripe watermelon to add a slice as a garnish! There's nothing like fresh watermelon this time of year.
Add flavored ice cubes - To put a really fun twist on this drink, you can freeze flavored water and use that as the ice cubes in the drink. This would be really fun for your next hangout and a great way to make cocktails - delicious and unique! The easiest way to fresh flavored ice cubes is to buy flavored soda water and then pour that into the ice cube mold. After a few hours, you'll have frozen flavored ice cubes that you can add right to your drink.
Change the flavor of rum - Even though this drink is all about watermelon, you can easily change the rum flavor and make a different drink. Check out Malibu's new line of flavored rums to see your options.
How many calories are in a Malibu watermelon mojito?
That just depends on how big of a glass you serve it in, right? On average, it's safe to say that one cocktail will be between 150-300 calories. The smaller the glass, the fewer the calories - and the larger the glass, the higher the calorie count.
The calorie count will also vary depending on what garnish options you add! Fresh fruit will add more calories, so factor that in, too.
How strong is watermelon Malibu?
Just like all alcoholic beverages, moderation, and drinking responsibly is the key. The alcohol volume of this type of rum is 21%, so it's going to have a kick to it! This is where pairing it with the ice cubs and simple syrup can help to level out the content a bit.
Are mojitos always a sweet drink?
Typically, yes. They will have a sweet flavor to them due to the syrup added, the flavored liquor, and/or the garnish. This doesn't mean that it has to be a sweet cocktail, but it's a good choice for those who like a light and sweet slow sipper at the end of the day.
- 6 fresh mint leaves
- ½ lime sliced
- 1 ½ oz Malibu Watermelon Rum
- 1 oz simple syrup
- Muddle the mint and lime in a cocktail glass.
- Add the rum and simple syrup.
- Strain into a glass of ice.
- Garnish with a slice of watermelon and mint leaves.