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Watermelon Vodka Mojito

This refreshing twist on the classic Cuban drink is great for hot summer days. So grab some mint and let’s make this thirst-quenching watermelon vodka mojito. 

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Need a fantastic summer cocktail? Look no further than this watermelon vodka mojito recipe!

Mojitos are a Cuban mainstay that are always popular at parties and at bars. 

The great thing about this versatile drink is that you can make all different kinds from a Raspberry Mojito to a more extravagant Champagne Mojito.

In fact, it’s one of the more refreshing cocktails you can sip on a hot day by the pool. 

Substitute watermelon vodka instead of the classic rum and the delicately sweet flavor is simply amazing. 

It is fast becoming my favorite of the mojito.  Here’s how to make it.

Watermelon Mojito Ingredients

watermelon mojito ingredients

The classic mojito is made with white rum, mint, simple syrup and lime plus Club Soda. 

Our version mixes things up by using watermelon vodka instead of rum. Although you can use white rum for this version, the watermelon vodka really adds lots of great flavor. 

The ingredients for making a Watermelon Mojito are simple! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Watermelon vodka (of course!)
  • Lime Juice
  • Simple syrup
  • Soda Water
  • Mint Leaves
  • Fresh watermelon chunks
  • Ice

Of course, the classic mojito uses plain white rum but in this version we decided to use Watermelon vodka. 

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Equipment Needed To Make A Mojito

The only tool you’ll need to make this cocktail:

Cocktail Muddler

If you don’t have a muddler, you can get by with the wrong end of a wooden spoon but a muddler does make things much easier and they are pretty inexpensive. 

How To Make The Watermelon Mojito

Step 1: Muddle the ingredients

Muddle the mint, lime, watermelon and simple sugar in a glass using a muddler

Step 2: Add the Alcohol

Add vodka and ice to the glass

Step 3: Top with soda water

You can also try using lemon or lime flavored soda if preferred. In this case cut back on the simple syrup otherwise your drink will be too sweet.

Step 4: Stir and serve

How To Garnish Your Watermelon Mojito

watermelon mojito garnish

It’s all about the garnish! I topped off my watermelon cocktail with chunks of watermelon and mint leafs on a wooden skewer. 

Tips For Making The Perfect Mojito

This mojito recipe is so simple that you don’t need many tips. 

Firstly, I LOVE using fresh lime juice in my mojitos but if you don’t have any on hand you can use bottled lime juice too. 

Muddling your mint is the essential step in this cocktail (and any mojito) so don’t rush.

Muddling helps release the mint oil from the leaves and gives you the wonderful flavor. 

This Watermelon Vodka Mojito recipe is…

vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. 

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Yield: 1

Watermelon Mojito

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

This refreshing and light watermelon mojito is the perfect summertime drink to sip poolside.


  • 2 oz Watermelon Vodka
  • 1/2 oz simple syrup
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 Lime freshly squeezed
  • 3/4 cup of fresh watermelon
  • Soda water (1/2 can)


  1. In the bottom of your glass, muddle together your watermelon, mint leaves, lime juice and simple syrup
  2. Add the watermelon vodka and ice
  3. Top with soda water
  4. Stir and garnish


  1. You can use white rum or plain vodka instead of the watermelon vodka

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