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Fresh Honeydew Ginger Mojito

by Lindsay on June 11, 2014

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A fruity twist on the classic Mojito cocktail using fresh honeydew melon and spicy ginger syrup!

It’s finally summer ( I know, not technically) but, in Ohio…IT IS SUMMER.  And, after that brutal winter that we had, I couldn’t be more grateful!  The sun has been shining and plants and flowers are in full bloom at last.  I’ve been spending as much time  outside as possible, doing two of my favorite things; gardening and yard work. We are moving soon, so we didn’t want to plant a full garden, but I cannot go without growing tons of herbs and a few veggies in pots. No matter how big your garden or how much yard work you’ve done, there’s nothing like rewarding yourself  by making a refreshing and thirst-quenching cocktail.

I’ve done some refreshing cocktails in the past, but this one might take the cake! This honeydew ginger mojito puts a fresh twist on the classic drink. It’s light, fruity, sweet, and a little spicy…what more could you ask for? Plus, the left over ginger syrup has endless possibilities! Try it in other cocktails, smoothies, add it to desserts, or just mix it with some soda water to make a light “ginger ale”.

Next time you have friends over for cocktails, break out the blender and surprise them with this delicious summer beverage.  This drink would also be lovely without alcohol.  Leave the rum out for unique sparkling beverage that anyone can enjoy!

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Honeydew Ginger Mojito

June 11th, 2014

Yield: 1 delicious cocktail

Prep Time: 10 miutes

Ingredients:

Cubed Honeydew Melon (for one drink you'll need about a cup of melon)
1 1/2 oz Rum
Fresh Mint
Juice of Half a Small Lime
Soda Water
1/2-1 oz Ginger Simple Syrup

Ginger Simple Syrup
-Fresh Ginger
-1 cup Sugar
-1 cup Water

Directions:

Make the ginger syrup first. Heat equal parts water and sugar and a few small chunks of fresh ginger in a small saucepan on medium-low until the sugar is completely dissolved. Let cool..the longer you let the ginger sit in the syrup, the more intense the flavor will be.

In a blender or with an immersion blender, liquify the melon...add a little soda water to help the blending if you need to. I recommend blending an entire melon and keeping it fridge for up to a week!

Muddle a few mint leaves in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add rum, syrup, lime juice, and 1/2 cup of honeydew puree. Shake this mixture and pour into a tall glass over ice. Top off the cocktail with soda water and stir gently. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and enjoy!

Notes:

*This drink would also be great non-alcoholic! Leave the rum out for a sparkling honeydew drink.

About Lindsay

I'm Lindsay, the owner of OliveTree Handmade. I love designing and creating re-purposed and vintage inspired jewelry and accessories using vintage pieces and old/unwanted/broken items. Giving new life to something that otherwise wouldn't be used or thrown away.


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Librarian Lavender June 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm

I love drinking delicious cocktails and this one looks really good! Great recipe!

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Lindsay June 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Thanks so much! Have a wonderful day and thanks for following!

Lindsay

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amanda @ fake ginger June 11, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Ooooh, I want to make this RIGHT NOW. I can’t think of anything better in the summer!

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Lindsay June 12, 2014 at 3:25 pm

Amanda,

Thanks so much! Have a great day.

Lindsay

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Cookbook Queen June 12, 2014 at 9:14 am

I need this in my morning. Yes, I said morning.

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Lindsay June 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm

No judgement here…I mean, it’s practically a smoothie :)

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Vickie S. June 12, 2014 at 9:17 am

This drink wants me! Thank you so much!

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Lindsay June 12, 2014 at 3:26 pm

You’re welcome! Have a fantastic day!

Lindsay

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cheri June 12, 2014 at 4:26 pm

This looks very refreshing, love that the honeydew is the main ingredient.

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Lindsay June 20, 2014 at 3:34 pm

Cheri,

Thanks so much! It’s delicious in this drink!

Lindsay

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Laura @ Raise Your Garden June 13, 2014 at 8:28 am

Oh my, these look sooooo refreshing.

I have an absolute honeydew addiction! I’m getting the help that I need. It’s just the taste I love most, cannot wait to try!! Thanks =)

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Lindsay June 20, 2014 at 3:35 pm

Laura,

So do I! It’s one of my favorite fruits and, it blends wonderfully!. Have a great day!

Lindsay

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danielle June 13, 2014 at 10:41 am

This sounds fantastic! I like making ginger simple syrup and I am always looking for new ways to use it.

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Lindsay June 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Danielle,

Thanks so much. I love ginger syrup too, and so easy to make. The perfect way to step up a cocktail! Have a wonderful day and thank you for following!

Lindsay

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Julia June 19, 2014 at 7:09 pm

These look so refreshing! I love honeydew melon!

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Lindsay June 20, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Julia,

Thank you so much! I love it too! Have a great day.

Lindsay

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Alexis @ Upside Down Pear June 20, 2014 at 11:17 am

This combines my favorite drink with my favorite melon! I can’t wait to try this especially with this hot weather we’ve got coming out way. This sounds very refreshing and perfect for summer!!

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Lindsay June 20, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Alexis,

Thanks so much! Please stop back and let us know if you make the drink. Have a wonderful summer and thank you for following MBA!

Lindsay

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Joybee June 20, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I love the ginger syrup in this drink recipe. I can think of so many uses for it. You can add it to soda water for your own ginger ale, and even add it to whiskey, bourbon, or any drink that’s good with ginger ale. I personally don’t like carbonation so this could add the ginger flavor I love in many mixed drinks using ginger ale with out the CO2. Seen on Dishfolio.

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