The weekend is almost here, time to relax and have fun with your loved ones. Since temperatures are rising and yesterday was National Tequila Day, what is better than an ice-cold, refreshing mojito to celebrate the end of the week?

The difference, however, with this mojito is that is has tequila instead of rum and watermelon. Nothing looks, tastes, or smells as much like summer as watermelon does.

No special equipment is necessary, no bartender skills either. All you need is a good tequila and your best company to get into summer groove.


Ingredients

For 6-8 cocktails

  • about 4-5 cups fresh watermelon, seedless, cubed (better to have it chilled)
  • 30-35 mint leaves + a few for decoration
  • 12 fl oz (350ml) silver tequila
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • freshly squeezed juice from 8-10 limes
  • 4 fl oz (120ml) club soda
  • 20-25 ice cubes (or as desired)
  • 6-8 watermelon pieces/slices for decoration

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients, including the ice, in a blender or food processor and combine them really well.
  2. Transfer in a large jug and decorate with mint leaves.
  3. Tip: if you want to give your mojito an extra kick, combine one or two jalapeno peppers with the rest of the ingredients.

Serving suggestion

  • Serve into chilled (or better yet, frozen) lowball glasses and decorate with a piece/slice of watermelon.
  • Move all your guests out in the garden or balcony.
  • Put your favorite music on and … dance!

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Lab scientist, sharp dresser and cooking guru Maria is one half of the original alwaysladies.com founding team. She brings her opinions with earnestness and a smile, even when there are razor blades inside.

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