• 12 Ratings

To turn this drink into a mojito-style cocktail, add 2 cups of white rum to the watermelon mixture. Top with club soda before serving. Work in batches to fill a larger party-size container

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

20 mins
2 mins
8 hrs
Max Servings:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a blender container place watermelon; puree until smooth. In a small heatproof bowl, use a wooden spoon to mash mint leaves and 1/4 cup of the sugar; add 1/4 cup of the water. Microwave on high until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer mint leaves to blender, leaving sugar in bowl. Blend until chopped.

  • To bowl of sugar mixture add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water. Microwave until sugar dissolves into a syrup, 1 to 2 minutes. Cover and chill.

  • To serve, strain watermelon mixture into an ice-filled pitcher or jar. Stir in syrup, lime juice, and bitters. Divide watermelon mixture among ice-filled glasses; top with ginger ale. garnish with mint sprigs.

Alcoholic version:

Add 2 cups white rum with the mint before chilling for 8 hours. Add club soda or sparkling water in place of ginger ale. Nutrition analysis per serving: 212 calories, 1 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 19 g total sugar, 11% Vitamin A, 21% Vitamin C, 28 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 4% iron

Nutrition Facts

125 calories; total fat 0g; saturated fat 0g; polyunsaturated fat 0g; monounsaturated fat 0g; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 12mg; potassium 143mg; carbohydrates 32g; fiber 1g; sugar 29g; protein 1g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 548IU; vitamin c 13mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 8mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 21mg; iron 1mg.


12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
This is very refreshing. When entertaining, we always try to offer a couple of non-alcoholic alternatives. I doubled the recipe and it worked well for 8-12 people. Be careful not to fill your food processor too full--do it in batches so it doesn't run over. I used the "10 Calorie" Ginger Ale but I think diet would work as well. I would also use half the mint to steep in the simple syrup and then strain it and take half the mint (fresh) and give it a fine mince to put into the drink mixture itself. It gives it a brighter color. Don't leave out the Bitters! :)