I went to college in Fort Collins, and one of my favorite places to go for drinks was Ma’s Juice Bar. The bartender [Ma] was hilarious and her mojitos were strong AND delicious. Many a college weekend was started (and sometimes ended) at Ma’s with a spiked fruit smoothy followed by a round of mojitos.
This recipe reminds me of Ma’s watermelon mojito, with less calories and can be made strong as you’d like. I love how refreshing this easy sparkling cocktail recipe is! Just puree the fruit together and add your liquid ingredients.
3 cups seedless watermelon pieces
3 lemons, juiced
½ cup vodka
¼ cup fresh mint
2 cups Sparkling Ice Essence of Lemon Lime
In a blender, puree the watermelon and lemon juice. If you’d prefer to not have any fruit chunks, strain before adding to your pitcher. I personally think a bit of watermelon adds to the cocktail, but thats totally up to you.
Add mint, vodka, and Essence of Lemon Lime then stir. Serve over ice and garnish with fresh mint.