Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Watermelon and Cucumber Mojito

Cucumber and Watermelon Mojito

Summer is my favorite time of the year. We basically move our kitchen outside and just use the grill, there is just something about grilling and eating outside that makes the food taste so much better.

But while you are outside you need something to keep you cool, or your guest cool. This is why today I am sharing with you this amazing Watermelon and Cucumber Mojito. It’s easy, refreshing and just delicious. I think it might just be my new favorite summer drink!


Cucumber and Watermelon Mojito

I got the recipe inspiration from watching the ABC show The Chew.  I love this show, it’s a modern spin on cooking show.

The Chew, it’s a talk show where they talk about food, make all kinds of delicious recipes and just chat while this is all going on. There are also some very well knows chefs are part of the show.

During the show they walk you through step by step how to cook the recipe, give some great tips and ideas. If you haven’t seen it give it a try. It’s definitely very different than any other food show and they create some amazing recipes on there. There are times i wish i could join them at the table and cook, i love the feel of it.

Here is a little sneak peak for you:

Have a sip …

Cucumber and Watermelon Mojito

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Watermelon and Cucumber Mojito

Yield: 1 drink

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

2 watermelon chunks about 1 inch each
1 English cucumber piece about 1 inch (peeled and seeds removed)
Juice of 1 lime
2 tsp sugar
Handful of mint leaves
2 ounces of white rum
Crushed ice
Ginger ale to top it off

Directions:

Muddle the watermelon and cucumber chunks, with the juice of 1 lime and the sugar in a glass. Stir in a handful of mint leaves, then add 2 ounces white rum and crushed ice. Top it with ginger ale; garnish with more mint.

Watch a full episode of the Chew here:

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I’m always looking for new ways to spice up my Summer dishes, and ABC’s The Chew serves up everything from grilling and outdoor entertaining to road trips and picnics. Watch weekdays 1e|12p|c on ABC to see what celebrity chefs Mario Batali, Michael Symon, and Carla Hall, lifestyle expert Clinton Kelly and fresh face of healthy living Daphne Oz are dishing out to inspire you this Summer.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ABC’s The Chew. The opinions and text are all mine.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of ABC’s The Chew. The opinions and text are all mine.

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One Response to “Watermelon and Cucumber Mojito”

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    ??????? — September 6, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

    this recipe will make a romantic afternoon, thank you for share

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