Honeydew Melon Mojito

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Melon Mojito - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoineAnother St. Patrick’s Day. Another reason to celebrate. So here I am, in the middle of a rain storm that literally has Southern California under water, combining my favorite rum cocktail with the green that identifies the Irish and their saint patron, who happens to be the patron of the imbibers, and creating this delicious melon mojito!

Melon Mojito - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoineI must confess that when I was thinking about this drink, I chose it because of the St.Patrick related color.
Melon Mojito - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoineHowever, it tastes better than it looks.
Melon Mojito - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoineThe beautiful bright green color comes from melon liquor Midori. Because I love fresh ingredients I muddled some honeydew melon with the spearmint. No need to say this mojito is going to be a spring-summer favorite!
Melon Mojito - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoineTo St. Patrick, here is an Irish blessing:

May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you!
Sláinte!

Melon Mojito - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoine
Mojito de melón - SAVOIR FAIRE by enrilemoine
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Melon Mojito

The classic mojito is taken to the next level with some fresh honeydew melon and melon liquor Midori.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 6 spearmint leaves
  • 1 oz of honeydew melon diced
  • 3/4 oz Simple syrup one part water, one part granulated sugar
  • 1.5 oz Ron de Venezuela Santa Teresa Claro
  • 1 oz Midori melon liquor
  • 3/4 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 1.5 oz club soda

Instructions

  • In a shaker, muddle the spearmint with melon and simple syrup.
  • Add the rum, melon liquor and lemon juice, and fill with ice.
  • Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice.
  • Top off with club soda and garnish with a mint sprig.
Course: Cocktails and Drinks

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