Honeydew Melon Mojito
While the classic Mojito works all summer long, sometimes I like to change things up. During the late days of summer Honeydew Melons are in season and taste amazing. A note of a sweet, ripe melon really kicks the classic Mojito into high gear.
1 Shaker (or two cups that will substitute)
1 Measuring tool (a shot glass works great)
1 1/4 oz Simple Syrup*
1 1/4 oz White Rum
4-6 Mint Leaves
1/2 lime sliced into wedges
3-4 medium sized chunks of ripe Honeydew Melon
Soda Water (4 oz)
*Make an easy and tasty simple syrup with just sugar and water. It is much more cost effective than purchasing! Simple Syrup recipe from about.com
Fill the shaker with ice. Add mint leaves, squeezed lime wedges of 1/2 lime, Honeydew Melon, simple syrup, and rum to shaker. Shake like crazy. Pour all into a glass and top with soda water. Garnish with mint sprig or maybe a melon ball or two.
For a non-alcoholic Honeydew Melon Mojito double the simple syrup and leave out the rum. It makes an amazing melon soda!
I hope you enjoyed the recipes and that they inspire you to kick back with a refreshing beverage and enjoy the summer. Thank you to Lauren for letting me take over her blog for a few days. I’d love to see you over at my blog, A Well Crafted Party. Check it out for DIY party projects, cocktail recipes, real party inspiration and more!