I believe I read somewhere that watermelon is the most popular fruit in the world. Embraced by all cultures, all ages and all nationalities, watermelons were first grown by the Egyptians almost 5,000 years ago. And aren’t the early Egyptians the same guys that first brewed beer? Genius.
Once you cut into an average size watermelon, good luck eating the whole thing before it runs all over your refrigerator. A small one weighs in at five pounds and they’re 92 to 93% water so once opened up, they’re going to drip, it’s inevitable. So next time you crack open one of these, try juicing the melon and turning that into a mojito.
Now let’s make that Mojito
1/4 of a Lime
8 Mint leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 a ripe Peach, peeled and quartered
1 ounce of White Rum (but we’re all going to use more than an ounce) 😉
2 ounces of Club Soda
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Muddle the lime, sugar and mint leaves at the bottom of the glass. Add the peach and rum then stir. Add ice, club soda then top with watermelon juice and garnish with a sprig of mint. Aaahhh…