Mojitos are such a perfect summertime drink. Mint grows great in our backyard in Austin. Lucky me! Unfortunately it grows a little too well and has to be cut back quite often. That means I get to think up new ways of using it!
I’ve been toying with mango and strawberry versions of the mojito but am without a strainer here in Chicago. Then it hit me…just add the lime, mint and rum to the fruit. Kind of like the drunkin’ watermelons but way better!
I love this because it’s simple, tasty and refreshing. There are tons of possibilities with the fruit combo as well. I used what was in my fridge but really most fruit would taste great.
This recipe is for adults only!
½ – ¾ lb. strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 mango, peeled and diced
¼ cantaloupe, peeled and diced
¼ honeydew melon, peeled and diced
½ lb watermelon, diced
2 limes, juiced and zested (optional)
Handful of mint, chiffonade (cut in small ribbons)
2 oz. rum (or more if you like!)
- Place all fruit in a medium bowl. Add lime juice, mint and rum and stir well.
- Let sit for a half hour for the flavors to meld or enjoy immediately!