Summer's here. Melons are ripe. And what better way to enjoy them than in these Melon Ball Mojitos? Add some rum, or don't. They're so refreshing either way!
Today is a day for celebrating summer and delicious ripe melons. Sadly, it's also a day to say farewell with a toast. After 8 fabulous years, The Recipe ReDux, is saying goodbye.
I haven't been as active in this group lately, but it will always have a special place in my heart. The Recipe ReDux is the very first networking group I joined as a blogger. I reached out to join them in 2013 because I loved their mission to inspire others to get creative in the kitchen and appreciate that healthy food can still taste great.
Over the past 6 years, I've had the honor and pleasure of meeting the Recipe ReDux founders, Serena, Deanna and Regan on numerous occasions. I joined just as a way to share my recipes with other bloggers, but I've gotten so much more than that from this group.
Yes, I learned how to be a better blogger, and I've shared hundreds of recipes. More importantly, I've met so many members in real life, made so many new friends from all parts of the country, and this group ended up being my gateway to a whole new career as a freelance writer.
For that, I will eternally be thankful, you guys! Thanks for all of your hard work, dedication to this group, and for being amazing mentors to so many bloggers. You will be missed more than you know.
So I'm raising my glass of Melon Ball Mojito to the Recipe ReDux today, to say thanks a million times over for all that you've done. I wish you ladies all the best in your next adventure. I can't wait to see what you do next!
Melon Ball Mojitos
- ½ cup diced watermelon
- ½ cup diced cantaloupe
- ½ cup diced honeydew melon
- 1 tablespoon fresh mint leaves
- 3-4 fresh basil leaves
- sugar or other sweetener (optional)
- 12 ounces seltzer water
- 2 ounces rum (optional)
- Place the fruit, herbs, and sweetener if needed into a cocktail shaker and mash everything together with a muddler. If you don't have a shaker and muddler, you can also puree the fruit and herbs in a blender, but the juice will be cloudy.
- Add the seltzer water and rum if desired, and stir well to combine
- Cover the shaker with the strainer top and pour the mixture over 2 glasses filled with ice.
- Garnish with additional herbs and melon balls as desired.
- Serve immediately.
Check out my very first Recipe ReDux recipe - No Need to Stop For Breakfast Bars. Yes, I also learned a few photography tips from this group!