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

Cheesy Street Corn Casserole

Sweet corn season is here!!! Yeah!!! Cheesy Street Corn Casserole is our first sweet corn dish of the season. We will surely have many more!!

Cheesy Street Corn Casserole

Sweet corn is my all time most fav veggie. Spicy Fresh Corn Relish, Confetti Maple Bacon Sweet Corn, and Corn Chowder, are just a few of our recipes for those glorious ears of bi-colored sweetness. Did I mention I love sweet corn??

Living in the midwest, sweet corn is a summer “must have”. All areas have a local grower who has the sought after sweet corn. For our area it’s Selmi’s, according to Selmi’s website the corn is coming soon and when it’s ready I will be making Cheesy Street Corn Casserole again.If you are ever in the area stop by Selmi’s and grab a dozen ears!! Continue reading “Cheesy Street Corn Casserole”

Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

Alcohol free Pomegranate Moscato Sangria. That right no alcohol……..

Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

As a recovering alcoholic, I miss certain types of drinks in certain situations. I always enjoyed a glass of wine with a meal, a margarita with Mexican food, and Sangria on a warm summer evening.

Stopping my use of alcohol was the best thing I have ever done for myself. I could not have succeed without the help of my wonderful husband. Tim has helped me to achieve and maintain my sobriety for the last 6 1/2 years.

Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

In search of a non-alcoholic version of popular drinks, or mocktails as they are commonly referred. I came across a company that makes alcohol free wines. Sangria was back!

FRE is America’s #1 alcohol-removed wine brand.
Fre Wines are produced by Sutter Home Winery, one of America’s most trusted wine brands. Originally founded in the late 1800’s, Sutter Home Winery was purchased by the Trinchero Family in 1947. Today, Sutter Home is one of the few remaining family-owned and operated wineries in Napa Valley.

Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

Summer time is the perfect time for Sangria. Fruity and refreshing or at least my Pomegranate Moscato Sangria is…….

I really winged it on this recipe. After finding the FRE Moscato I went to ……you guessed it, my favorite place on earth…….the grocery store!!

Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

I spent a long time in the produce section, gazing at fruits……what did I want? Well……I kinda bought some of everything. I didn’t use it all, but I had a large variety to chose from. The cool thing about Sangria is you can make it your own using different fruits and wines…….so go crazy.

In the produce section I came across pomegranates, the little red seeds, also called arils, would make a pretty addition to my sangria. Pomegranates can be intimidating, especially the peeling and seeding. I came across a blog post at Simply Recipes that is perfect. It shows step by step how to cut and seed the pomegranate.

Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

A mixture of oranges, lemons, limes, and fresh pineapple….yummy! I picked up pomegranate juice for the extra flavor and color.

Making sangria is really fairly simple. First, cut your fruit and place it in a decorative pitcher……..it must look pretty after all!

Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

Top the fruit with the wine, and I added the pomegranate juice at this point. Let the mixture set in the frig for a couple of hours. Gives the fruit a chance to soak up the flavor of the wine, and for the wine to absorb the flavor of the fruit.

To serve, I found some really nice big wine goblets……bonus, they were plastic. You know summer time, outdoors, glass, cement…….not good. The gal at the store started to get paper to wrap them until she discovered they were plastic…..lol.

Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

Ice, the wine fruit mixture, and then the other friend of non-drinkers Sparkling White Grape Juice. Welch’s has a variety of these tasty, bubbly drinks. Perfect for the non-drinker to celebrate and enjoy.
Top the Pomegranate Moscato Sangria with a splash of the sparkling white grape juice and garnish with fruit…….beautiful!

Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

For your next summer get together, or just because it’s summer, make pitcher of
Pomegranate Moscato Sangria and enjoy!

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Pomegranate Moscato Sangria

  • Author: Marty Boyd

Ingredients

  • 1 – bottle FRE Moscato
  • 1 – bottle Sparkling White Grape Juice
  • 1/2 lime, sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, sliced
  • 1/2 orange, sliced
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1- 8 ounce bottle pomegranate juice

Instructions

  1. Place cut fruit into a pitcher.
  2. To the fruit, in the pitcher add the Moscato and the pomegranate juice.
  3. Refrigerate for at least two hours.
  4. To serve place ice into glasses. Pour wine mixture mixture over ice. Top with sparkling grape juice and garnish with extra fruit.