(makes 2 cocktails)
Here’s what you will needs:
3 large slices of watermelon (plus extra cubed and frozen for “ice” cubes)
10-15 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
4 ounces white rum
2 tablespoons simple syrup
2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeeze
In two glasses, divide the mint leaves equally and smash them slightly with a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon. Set aside. Remove the rind and any large or dark seeds from the watermelon. Then, in a blender or food processor, puree the watermelon.
To each glass, add ice (or frozen cubed watermelon), 2 tablespoons of white rum, 1 tablespoon of simple syrup, and 1 tablespoon lime juice. Top with pureed watermelon. Stir, garnish with a sprig of mint, and serve.