Need a drink? This watermelon mezcal mojito is a perfect summer cocktail! Or really anytime. It's balanced blend of sweet watermelon and smoky mezcal makes this drink so refreshing and great for those warm summer cookouts.
This mezcal cocktail is just a riff off of a classic mojito. Simply just replace rum with mezcal and add some muddled watermelon. Tequila would work as well, but I love the smokiness of mezcal when paired with sweet flavors. It's not for everybody though.
- Fresh Mint
- Fresh Lime Juice
- Simple Syrup (or agave)
- Soda Water
Full ingredient list below.
Making this for a Party?
Are you planning on serving this drink at a party? Instead of muddling the watermelon, puree it in a blender and make a large batch in a pitcher or punch bowl.
Looking for some other cocktail ideas? Give these a try,
Mezcal Mojito with Watermelon
- ½ cup watermelon chunks
- 1 watermelon slice (for garnish)
- ½ cup fresh mint (plus more for garnish)
- ½ lime (juiced)
- ½ oz simple syrup (or agave)
- 1 ½ oz mezcal (or tequila)
- 2 oz club soda (or more)
- Add the mint and watermelon chunks to highball glass and muddle with a cocktail muddler until the watermelon is completely crushed into a juice.
- Next, add the lime juice, simply syrup, and mezcal.
- Fill the glass up to the top with ice and top with the club soda and stir well.
- Garnish with the watermelon slice and a mint sprig.
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