About This Recipe:
Today, I’m shaking up a fun twist on a classic – introducing the Cucamelon Mojito. This drink is summer in a glass, featuring the fresh, vibrant flavors of cucamelon straight from my garden. It was also the Signature Cocktail served at our wedding! Now, if you haven’t heard of cucamelons, they’re these adorable tiny fruits that taste like a cross between a cucumber and a lime, and they make this mojito absolutely delightful.
But don’t worry if you can’t get your hands on any cucamelons – a good old cucumber will work just as well! Freshly squeezed lime juice, a handful of mint, and a good splash of rum complete this refreshing cocktail. It’s an easy recipe that’s perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day. So, join me in raising a glass to the joy of summer. Cheers!
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@carmeninthegarden Replying to @Catch Steak Mixing up a fresh Cucamelon Mojito from garden harvest to glass! 🍹💚 This was such a showstopper at our wedding, I had to recreate it! We worked with The Kitchen For Exploring Foods for catering. Not to mention, our family and friends all got to finallt try cucamelons!! Substitute cucamelon with cucumber and enjoy! 🥒 Link in bio for the recipe and more garden-to-glass tips. Sign up for my newsletter! 💌💡 #CucamelonMojito #GardenToGlass #summercocktail ♬ original sound – Carmen in the Garden
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How To Make This Recipe:Print
- 10–12 fresh mint leaves
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- 1–2 tablespoons sugar, or to taste
- 1/2 cup cucamelons, halved (or substitute with 1/2 cucumber, chopped)
- 1 1/2 ounces white rum
- 1/2 cup club soda
- In a sturdy glass, add the mint leaves, one lime wedge, and sugar. Muddle them together to release the mint oils and lime juice.
- Add the cucamelons (or cucumber) and muddle again.
- Fill the glass almost to the top with ice.
- Pour the rum over the ice, and fill the glass with club soda.
- Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired. Garnish with a lime wedge and a sprig of mint. Enjoy this refreshing summer cocktail!