The hubs and I celebrated a birthday weekend (yes, we’re June babies) with friends, food, drinks and swimming over the weekend. It was wonderful to spend time with some old and new faces. Sunday we hosted a brunch pool party and our friend Brian brought ingredients for watermelon agua fresca. I had never had it before so instantly it piqued my interest. The best tasting watermelon this season blended into a fresh juice. Oh, I’m on board!
This agua fresca was fresh and sweet and knocked my socks off. Some of the drinks turned into adult beverages, but I’m keeping it family friendly here folks. But all I want to throw out there is this — watermelon mojitos. Oh yeah. It’s a real thing with the help of this drink and a little rum.
Now let’s celebrate the holiday weekend my friends!
This recipe is a little bit different then what my friend had made but just as good. I used mint leaves here instead of fresh limes, but feel free to experiment with either, or both.
We had homemade chocolate crepes with fresh fruit and Creme Anglaise at our brunch. It was just as good as it looks.
**To make this drink into a watermelon mojito, add an ounce of rum to each serving glass and fresh squeeze of lime. Mix well.
8 cups of seedless watermelon, cubed
2 cups of seltzer water
8-10 mint leaves with extra for garnishing
2-4 tablespoons of agave nectar, depending on sweetness of the watermelon and preference
Place all the ingredients in a blender, except the ice. Blend until smooth. Blend a little longer for extra smoothness. If you prefer your drink with less pulp, use a strainer to remove as you pour into glasses filled with ice. Top with a mini slice of watermelon and a mint leaf.