Honeydew Mojitos 

Melon meets mojitos in this delicious minty cocktail.

Honeydew Mojitos
Photo: Victor Protasio
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
4

A classic mojito gets a pretty, melony upgrade in this refreshing summer drink. You'll blend honeydew and then mix it with rum, mint, and lime juice. It needs less sugar than a classic mojito thanks to the sweet fruit. Just be sure to start with a ripe, juicy melon for maximum flavor. This recipe also makes for a dynamite mocktail; simply skip the rum and top the drinks with soda water.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped honeydew melon (from 1 melon), plus thin melon wedges for garnish

  • ¾ cup (6 oz.) white rum

  • ¼ cup packed fresh mint leaves, plus sprigs for garnish

  • 2 cups ice, preferably crushed, plus more for filling glasses

  • ½ cup fresh lime juice (from 5 limes)

  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 tsp. light agave nectar

Directions

  1. Process chopped honeydew in a blender until smooth, about 20 seconds.

  2. Place rum and mint leaves in a large cocktail shaker. Muddle with the bottom of a wooden spoon or a muddler until mint starts to break down, about 1 minute. Add honeydew puree, ice, lime juice, and agave. Shake until chilled, about 15 seconds.

  3. Fill 4 glasses with more ice; strain honeydew mixture evenly into glasses. Garnish with mint sprigs and melon wedges.

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