Watermelon gets a little boozy in this delicious Watermelon and Blueberry Mojito Salad. The adults at your party will love you for this!
This is definitely not the fruit salad of my childhood! At least, I don't remember my mum soaking the fruit in rum. But then again, my mum grew up in Jamaica, the birth place of rum...and I was a really happy child who spent hours fashioning various types of wings and throwing myself off of high places in an attempt to fly. Hmm...Mum, you have some 'splainin to do!
Could you make this salad without the rum? Sure. But unless you don't drink or are planning to serve this to children (with or without a Supergirl complex), then I say, "Bring on the rum!"
Mojitos, the traditional Cuban cocktails, are usually made with white rum. However, either white or dark rum will do. I happened to use dark rum because that's what I had on hand and, as the daughter of a Jamaican, that's what I've been taught to love. Rum Punch with Ginger Beer & Pineapple Juice just isn't the same without dark rum!
This salad takes mere minutes to put together, but be sure to plan for soaking time. It takes about an hour in the refrigerator for the rum to really soak into the fruit. When serving, be sure to drizzle some of the extra rum and lime liquid over top of each portion so that your guests can get the full effect.
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Other recipes with watermelon:
Cookin' Canuck's Watermelon Limeade Vodka Cocktail
Floating Kitchen's Melon Caprese Skewers with Herb Oil
Minimalist Baker's Strawberry Chia Watermelon Smoothie
VeguKate's Heirloom Tomato, Watermelon Fennel Salad
Watermelon and Blueberry Mojito Salad
- 4 cups cubed watermelon
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tablespoons thinly sliced mint
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 tablespoons rum
- 2 teaspoon agave nectar
- In a medium bowl, combine the watermelon, blueberries and mint.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, rum and agave nectar.
- Stir the lime juice mixture into the watermelon mixture.
- Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour. Serve.
Amanda @ The Kitcheneer
I am loving this summery adult fruit salad! Delish!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
Rum soaked fruit - swoon!! Loving this mojito salad! Gorgeous!
Angie | Big Bear's Wife
Loving the "Click to Tweet" button!! and YES to boozy watermelon! We should had this at our cookout last weekend!
Lana | Never Enough Thyme
What a fun fruit salad for grown-ups! Absolutely love this.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking
I've never soaked any kind of fruit (other than raisins) in rum or any alcohol. I so want to try now! And so cool that your mom grew up in Jamaica. 🙂
Ashley @ Wishes & DIshes
Oh my gosh..I will be everyone's favorite person at our 4th of July picnic if I make this!! Love it!
Lauren Kelly Nutrition
I love that you added rum to this, how fun! And I think everything tastes better with fresh mint 🙂
Barbara | Creative Culinary
What a great idea for a totally adult fruit salad! Must make sure to place a sign thought, adults only lol or you will surely have some kids with some 'Splainin to do!
The Food Hunter
I'm with you...bring on the rum! and yes dark rum!