This Sparkling Watermelon Mojito is what summer is all about. Juicy watermelon, fresh mint, rum, and bubbly pinot grigio. . . so easy and refreshing! ♡
Today’s recipe is sponsored by our friends at Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. This may just be the most refreshing cocktail I’ve ever made and I’m so excited to share the recipe! Enjoy responsibly!
How is it already August 5th?! Right as I’m starting to get into a nice summer grove – Saturday lunches out by the lake anyone? – it’s almost over. 😭
For the next month, I am determined to make the most of these last summer days by spending as much time outside while drinking all my favorite fruity, summer-y, ice cold cocktails.
Enter: Sparkling Watermelon Mojito.
This mojito is what summer is all about. Juicy watermelon, fresh mint, rum, and of course, my fave: ice cold bubbly Pinot Grigio.
Let’s go out with a bang and drink all the Sparkling Watermelon Mojitos to celebrate the end of summer, ok?
There are very few things that Trevor and I don’t enjoy eating. I’d say for the most part, we’re very adventurous eaters.
We won’t touch it with a 10 foot pole.
But for whatever reason, melon juice IN a cocktail?! We can’t get enough.
I’m obsessed. It’s so perfect for summer cocktails when melon is at its peak and it keeps drinks so light and fresh.
We’ll come to that (ugh! it’s too good), but let’s back it up a second so I can walk you through how to make this Sparkling Watermelon Mojito.
You guys. It’s so ridiculously easy. If you don’t believe me, just check out the video above! 👆
You’ll start by muddling fresh mint ♡ in your favorite, short cocktail glass. Then you’ll pour in freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, watermelon juice, and white rum.
Give it a quick stir, put in some ice, and top it off with the bubbly of all bubbly’s: Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio.
Here’s the thing. During the summer months, I’m always a huge fan of enjoying an ice cold glass of Pinot Grigio on a hot day. In my mind, there was nothing better.
That is. Until now.
Now, I’ve been introduced to bubbly pinot grigio and I’m tell you, it’s life changing.
It’s crisp. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. It’s bubbly perfection and Trevor and I have already gone through 4 bottles this summer. 🙈 Drink it on it’s own or drink it in this Sparkling Watermelon Mojito, either way, I promise you, you will not be disappointed.
You’re only 6 ingredients away from enjoying this mojito, so stop what you’re doing, and go get some mint, watermelon, rum, lime, and Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio and go make the BEST, the EASIEST, the most refreshing, not too sweet, but a little bit sweet, cold, amazing, delicious. . .
Sparkling Watermelon Mojito.
What are your favorite recipes to celebrate the end of summer? Show Me the Yummy!
- 5-10 mint leaves
- 1/2 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 3/4 - 1 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 3 oz watermelon juice **
- 1 1/2 oz white rum
- 3 oz Barefoot Bubbly Pinot Grigio
- In a short cocktail glass, muddle mint leaves.
- Pour in lime juice, simple syrup, watermelon juice, and rum.
- Top with ice.
- Pour in pinot grigio and enjoy!
*3/4 oz for a less sweet drink, 1 and 1/2 oz for a sweeter drink. I always recommend starting with less and adding to taste. To make: place equal parts sugar and water (example 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water) in a large microwave safe dish. Microwave until sugar dissolves, about 2 minutes. Cool and store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
**To make watermelon juice: place fresh watermelon chunks into your high powdered blender. Blend until smooth. Use a sieve to strain out the pulp. Proceed with recipe. Store leftover juice in an airtight container in the fridge.
Thanks again to Barefoot Wine & Bubbly for sponsoring today’s post. Now excuse us while we have more of their Bubbly Pinot Grigio. 😉