Watermelon Mock-jito

Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. Mojito’s are a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Well….Tim and I don’t drink so, Watermelon Mock-jito. Perfect summer highball for those who do not partake!

Watermelon Mock-jito

It’s been a long time since Tim or I have had a real cocktail…..almost 15 years for Tim and 9 years for me. We by no means regret our choice, but sometimes we would like something other than water or coffee.

Pureed watermelon, with a touch of lime and sugar, (a great way to use left over watermelon) poured over muddled mint leaves and ice. If you don’t know what or how to muddle, check out the kitchn for a great tutorial. Short version….it’s mushed up stuff.

Watermelon Mock-jito

Top the watermelon mixture with sparkling water. My fav is San Pellegrino. When I first quit drinking, this was my go to in the  summer, with a little raspberry lemonade. 

Watermelon Mock-jito

Light carbonation, full of minerals, crisp, and refreshing, if you want to know more about this Italian sparkling water, the folks at Delish have the skinny, just click the link.

Watermelon Mock-jito

Garnish with lime slices, mint leaves, and watermelon if you desire. 

Watermelon Mock-jito a refreshing, sweet, light summer drink that is the answer to a drink, for those who don’t drink.

If Sangria is more your thing check out our Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

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Watermelon Mock-jito

Watermelon Mock-jito

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cocktails
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

3 cups seedless watermelon, cut into chunks

2 limes

2 teaspoons sugar, divided

Fresh mint leaves

Ice

Sparkling water – I used San Pellegrino


Instructions

Place watermelon, juice of 1 lime and 1 teaspoon sugar in a blender and blend until smooth. Set aside.

In the bottom of each glass, muddle 2 mint leaves with 1/2 teaspoon sugar.

Add ice to each glass.

Pour watermelon puree over ice filling each glass about half full.
Add in watermelon puree, filling about 1/2 full.

Top with sparkling water and garnish with mint, lime and watermelon if desired

Keywords: watermelon, mint, lime, mocktail, mock-jito, summer, drink, easy

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt Cream

Summertime and the living is easy……..Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt Cream is a quick and easy summertime dessert. Perfect for juicy summer peaches.Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt Cream
August is National Peach month ……I’m a little early this year. In years past I have been a tad late with peach recipes……C’est la vie. Peach Almond Upside Down Cake and Grilled Peach Goat Cheese Salad are two of my favorite peach recipes. Click the links to try these recipes.

Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt Cream

In the Midwest, really good peaches have a short window of time to enjoy….that time is NOW! Peach cobbler or crisp is always tasty, but when it’s 90 degrees in the shade, who wants to bake???…..not this gal!! Continue reading “Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt Cream”

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa. Wow is that a mouth full….a mouth full of delicious!!

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

In our last post, we gave you our Fresh Pineapple Salsa recipe. Good for almost any grilled meat or fish, and super yummy on tacos. Grilling season is well underway and we needed a vessel for this fab salsa.

Enter Gilbert’s Craft Sausages  … first, let me say that I am not getting paid or compensated by Gilbert’s in anyway. I just really love their products and wanted to share them with you!!

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

I am particularly fond of their chicken sausages. Click on the link above to see all Gilbert’s amazing products. My two favorite are the Caprese Chicken Sausage……I used these in our Italian Sausage Caprese Salad and the Aloha Chicken Sausage. Sweet tropical pineapple, coconut, and hardwood smoked brown sugar work beautifully with the flavors of chicken and ginger.

So…….what makes these sausages so great you ask???? First, they are low in calories, low in fat, and full of protein. Second they taste amazing, and the list goes on….. 

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Fully cooked, so you can heat them up quickly. They’re individually wrapped, so you can cook as few as one or as many as you please.

All natural chicken, raised with no antibiotics, and they are minimally processed…..I like that! We try to buy organic as much as possible, and use meats that are raised with care, and without all the yucky stuff. 

You all know that I love to grocery shop, and get many of my ideas while just tolling around the store. That’s how I stumbled across Gilbert’s Craft Sausages. The sausages were the inspiration for the salsa. It was just bonus that the salsa worked so well with other dishes as well.

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

No big mystery on the recipe here……we grilled the sausages….it took all of about 5 minutes…. I toasted the buns (personal preference)….then heaped on the Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa.

Dinner was ready in under 10 minutes. We had chips with ours, but have whatever grill/picnic sides you and yours enjoy!

For a quick easy taste of the tropics try our Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa!
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Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Grilled Aloha Chicken Sausage with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Sandwich
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

1 – 10 ounce package Gilbert’s Aloha Chicken Sausages

4 hot/sub buns, toasted if desired

1 recipe Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa


Instructions

Grill/cook sausages according to the package directions.

Place cooked sausage on hot dog bun and top with Fresh Pineapple Ginger Salsa

Serve with chips or desired sides.

Keywords: chicken sausage, pineapple, easy, quick, grill, summer