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Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

Watermelon Mojito Mocktail & Watermelon Berry Mojito Salad

by Regan

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Nothing says summer in my house quite like watermelon. It is a staple for us in the warmer months since my family can’t get enough. But sometimes I want to do something a little different from eating a plain piece of watermelon, so I have come up with a few different ways to serve up this summer favorite. 

Another summer favorite for me is mint. It is so refreshing and goes well with fruit, so I am serving up a watermelon mojito mocktail and watermelon berry mojito salad. To tie it all together, I even made some DIY watermelon wooden serving spoons. It’s a watermelon party around here and you’re invited. 

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Watermelon mojito mocktail

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

For a refreshing summer twist on an old classic, this watermelon mojito mocktail hits the spot and it’s so easy to make! Whether you’re sitting by the pool with a book or having a summer get-together, this refreshing mocktail is the perfect treat. Made with pureed fresh watermelon, simple syrup. fresh mint, Sprite®, and club soda, it’s also a great choice for the kids or even a summer baby shower.

Recipe:

  1. Make simple syrup by boiling a half cup of water, a half cup of sugar, 15-20 mint leaves. Once the sugar is dissolved, set aside to cool. 
  2. Puree four cups of watermelon in a blender until it becomes a juice. Strain the puree over a pitcher and discard any pulp or seeds. 
  3. Add the juice of two limes, one cup of Sprite®, a half cup of club soda, and simple syrup to taste (I used all of it).
  4. Garnish with fresh mint leaves and lime slices. Enjoy!

Note: This is a fairly small recipe. If you are making this for a larger gathering, you may want to double it. 

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

Watermelon berry mojito salad

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

Kick that plain old bowl of watermelon up a notch by adding blueberries, fresh lime, and mint-infused simple syrup. I’m not usually one for adding sugar to fruit since it is already sweet enough, but the mint-infused simple syrup adds some added brightness and tones down the lime. It will take just a few minutes to make, but it is a step above your normal fruit salad. This cool, refreshing salad is sure to be a hit!

Recipe:

  1. Bring a quarter cup each of water and sugar to boil with three sprigs of fresh mint.
  2. Once the sugar dissolves, take the syrup off the heat and let it cool. If you need to cool it faster, put it in a small bowl and leave in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
  3. Pour syrup to taste over the watermelon and blueberries, add some grated lime zest, the juice of one lime, and let the fruit sit for about a half hour. *This recipe makes more syrup than you will probably need. 
  4. If there is too much syrup in the fruit, drain it out after it is done sitting, top with fresh mint, and serve.

DIY watermelon painted spoons

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

To tie the whole watermelon theme together, I painted some wooden serving spoons in a watermelon motif. This is a simple craft that you can do for a party or holiday or even just to breathe new life into an old set of wooden spoons.

Trust me when I say that if I can do this, so can you. I come from a family of artists but that gene skipped me entirely! If you can wrap a piece of tape around a spoon handle, you’re good to go!

Instructions:

  1. Wrap some masking tape around the spoon handle about an inch down from the top, and put another piece about a half-inch down.
  2. Paint in between the two pieces of tape with a light green acrylic paint and let it dry.
  3. Once dry, wrap more masking tape around the light green and another piece at the base of the spoon. Leave enough room at the base so you won’t get food on the painted part of the spoon. 
  4. Paint the top of the spoon with a darker green and the base of the spoon with a reddish pink. Let dry. 
  5. Once dry, use a fine point permanent marker to draw the seeds. I drew them in a teardrop shape, but you could also draw thick lines. 

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

That’s it! So easy, but aren’t they cute?! I love how they turned out and I look forward to using them for fruit salads all summer long! They would also be a cute decoration if you have some hooks in your kitchen to hang them on. 

I hand wash all of my wooden spoons, but especially once painted, I wouldn’t put these in the dishwasher.  

 

 

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger
Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger
Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger
Share a slice of Summer with a refreshing non-alcoholic watermelon mojito mocktail and a watermelon berry mojito salad recipe. Serve with DIY painted watermelon wooden serving spoons (AD) #SummerRefreshment, #Kroger

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14 comments

14 comments

wyominggirlcoastiewife July 19, 2017 - 7:18 pm

Oh those utensils turned out so cute!!! Plus that drink and recipe look absolutely delicious! ~ Client

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Flossie July 23, 2017 - 9:11 am

Mmmmm – those both look delicious! Will have to try them and pin to my Pinterest boards! And I love the craft idea, too – our wooden spoons are in pretty heavy rotation, so not sure I’d be brave enough to paint any, but I agree – ALWAYS hand wash, no matter what! 🙂

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mlaurie24 July 23, 2017 - 2:14 pm

That drink looks so good! I definitely need to try it. The spoons are absolutely adorable and would be so fun to have for summer parties or picnics. I love this!

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parentingpatch July 23, 2017 - 2:22 pm

Watermelon screams summer to me! Your watermelon mojito mocktail and watermelon berry mojito salad sound perfect for a hot summer day. Those painted watermelon utensils are way too cute!

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Anne Yedlin July 23, 2017 - 8:11 pm

Oh my goodness…how cute are those spoons!!! I can’t wait to try out your recipe and make some spoons of my own. What a great summer project and tasty cool drink to celebrate.

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Maven in the Making July 23, 2017 - 9:11 pm

This Watermelon Berry Mojito Salad was so delicious! I made it just as you directed and served for a summery birthday dinner al fresco. Delightful! Thank you! (And you’re correct, I didn’t need all the mint syrup but now I have some to make more salad!) 😉

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Akamatra July 24, 2017 - 4:13 am

Wow you had me at the cocktail but then you out did yourself with the salad and spoons! Way to go!

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Gloria July 24, 2017 - 6:57 am

I am a total watermelon addict and I am not sure what to fan-girl over more. The actual recipe or the diy cutlery decor.

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Tran Thi Hoan Chau July 24, 2017 - 8:56 am

Unfortunately, watermelon screams my dad to me since my dad has always forced me to eat watermelon, whether it is summer or not. I’ve tried to vary watermelon discs so many time but never have I ever tried Watermelon Salad or even Watermelon Mojito, they sound and look refreshing to me. The recipe is definitely simple to follow and prepare, which makes it even better. I will also try out that wooden spoon decorating session. I hope mine will turn out just as good as the pictures!

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Nina July 24, 2017 - 9:10 am

Mmmm. I love the mixture of mint and watermelon! It’s perfect for the summer! I shall have to try it.

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Rebecca Swenor July 25, 2017 - 3:19 am

Watermelon has always been my favorite fruit. The recipe for the watermelon mojito mocktail and the watermelon berry mojito salad are perfect for the summer cookouts. I love the idea of making the watermelon wood spoons too. Thanks for sharing the recipes and the watermelon wood spoon craft

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Elizabeth O July 25, 2017 - 5:19 pm

This is the season for watermelons and I see them everywhere now. I love what you chose tto do with yours.

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Regan July 26, 2017 - 9:23 am

Yes. These are decorative serving spoons only. We have plenty of plain wooden spoons that we use for cooking. 🙂

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen July 30, 2017 - 2:10 pm

The watremelon mojito salad looks wonderful and I love how you did the watermelon painted spoons!! So creative!

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