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Cucumber Watermelon Mojito

Cucumber Watermelon Mojito
Los Angeles Times

SO you've netted that perfect patio table overlooking the marina or found yourself a Saturday-afternoon stool at a sunny al fresco bar, and the cocktails sailing past on serving trays look classy and fun: tall, icy drinks sporting cucumber garnishes; ... Read more

Total time: 5 minutes | Serves 1
  • 4 triangles seedless watermelon, about 3 inches high and 1 inch thick, divided
  • 7 cucumber slices, divided (6 of them seeded, 1 for garnish)
  • 3 large sprigs mint, divided
  • 1 1/2 ounces soju
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup
  • 1/2 ounce ginger ale

Step 1In a shaker, add 3 watermelon triangles, 6 slices of cucumber, 2 sprigs of mint, the lime juice and the syrup. Hand press with a muddler.

Step 2Add the soju and fill the shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for 6 seconds.

Step 3Strain over fresh ice into a tall glass and top with the ginger ale.

Step 4Place a watermelon triangle and a cucumber slice on a toothpick and place in glass for garnish along with a sprig of mint.

Note: Adapted by Ryan Magarian from a drink developed for Katsuya. Make a simple syrup by boiling granulated sugar in an equal amount of water until the sugar dissolves; allow to cool.

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