So what if it’s Monday and I am thinking about sipping on one of these. Nothing wrong with that!
I discovered this perfect summer drink on Dara’s site not long ago. I met Dara at evo ’10, and shared a few laughs with her during our Food & Photography Workshop that we attended. I connected with her right away and it’s a shame that we live across the country from each other…I wouldn’t mind making another trip out west to visit Dara, Maria and Jyl!
(Dara is one talented chickie…awesome cook, takes gorgeous photographs and is not afraid to take on this lobster!!)
If you’ve got some serious mint growing like I do, then go get yourself a watermelon right now while they’re sweet and treat yourself to one – or a couple – of these amazing drinks. Enjoy!
- 3 cups 1/2-inch cubes watermelon
- 12 medium to large fresh mint sprigs
- 6 tbsp fresh lime juice
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 6 oz. light rum
- 4 lime slices
- 4 mint sprigs
- Place watermelon cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- In a small pitcher, combine fresh mint leaves, sugar, and fresh lime juice. Using the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle the ingredients to release the oils from the mint. Take care not to muddle to the point where the leaves fall apart. Pour rum and the watermelon puree into the pitcher and stir gently.
Recipe courtesy of Cookin' Canuck