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Watermelon Mojito Skewers

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If you’re looking for a refreshing and fun adult appetizer perfect for a beach or poolside gathering, look no further than my Watermelon Mojito Skewers.

This treat combines the sweet juiciness of watermelon, the tartness of cherries, and the coolness of honeydew melon balls, all soaked in white rum. It’s the ideal alcoholic appetizer to bring a festive vibe to any event. Plus, they are super easy to make!

Colorful fruit skewers ready to serve
Alcohol Content: Keep in mind that the fruit absorbs the alcohol, making it unsuitable for children or anyone avoiding alcohol. Ensure they are clearly labeled as alcoholic to prevent any accidental consumption.

Ingredients:

  • Cherries with Stems
  • Watermelon – cut into bite-sized cubes
  • Honeydew melon – can be cut into cubes, but I prefer using a melon baller to make them into balls because it’s more aesthetic.
  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • fresh mint leaves
prepping honeydew melon into balls with a melon baller.

Making Ahead Tips:

  • Preparation: You can prepare the fruit and soak up to 24 hours in advance. Assemble the skewers shortly before serving to maintain the best texture and presentation.
  • Serving Size: Plan the quantity based on the number of guests to avoid leftovers, as the quality of the fruit diminishes after a few days.

How to make Watermelon Mojito Skewers

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Prepare the Fruit: Arrange the watermelon cubes, fresh cherries, and honeydew melon balls in a single layer in large containers. Tupperware works great for this because they have lids.

watermelon, cherries, and grapes in containers in a flat layer ready for mix.

Mix the Mojito: In a separate bowl, combine the white rum, lemon-lime soda, granulated sugar, and lime juice. Mix well until the sugar is fully dissolved. Pour this mixture over the fruit, ensuring it’s all covered. Sprinkle the chopped mint leaves on top.

Chill and Soak: Cover the dish and refrigerate it for at least 2-3 hours, or even overnight if you have the time. The longer the fruit soaks, the more flavorful it becomes.

Close-up of alcohol-soaked fruit skewers

Assemble the Skewers:

When you’re ready to serve, thread the fruit onto skewers.

  • A little tip for the cherries: Thread them in front of the pit rather than through the center to avoid hitting the pit. Make sure your guests are aware there are pits in the cherries. If you remove the pits prior, it often leaves a hole too big to stick through skewers.
add skewers through the cherry but in front of the pitt.
watermelon mojitos on a skewer.

Additional Fruits for Alcohol-Soaked Skewers:

Feel free to mix and match these fruits to create your unique skewer combination. You can even turn this recipe into a fruit salad by chopping the fruit into smaller pieces and serving it in a large bowl.

  • Strawberries
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Grapes
  • Peaches

More Skewer Appetizers for Parties

  • Sandwich Kabobs
  • Peach Caprese Skewers
  • Salami Rose and Mozzarella Skewers

Storage and Shelf Life of Alcohol-Soaked Fruit

Watermelon Mojito Skewers, like any fresh fruit, have a limited shelf life. Here are some key points to keep in mind for storage and safety:

How Long They Last:

  • Refrigeration: Once prepared, these skewers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. However, they are best enjoyed within 24 hours.
  • Texture Changes: Due to the alcohol and sugar content, the fruit may begin to soften and lose its texture over time. After 3 days, they may become too mushy to enjoy.
these skewers are great for adults only parties.

Important Considerations:

  • Serving Suggestions: For the best experience, serve the skewers chilled.
  • Alcohol Strength: Be aware of the potency. Because the alcohol is not cooked off, the fruit will retain its alcoholic content. Consume responsibly, especially if serving at a party where guests might not be aware of the alcohol content.
  • Transporting: If you need to transport the skewers, keep them in a cooler with ice packs.
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Watermelon Mojito Skewers


Prep Time 20 minutes
Make your next party a hit with these watermelon mojito skewers. Alcohol-soaked fruit that's easy to prepare and great for serving an adult-only crowd.

Equipment

  • Skewers 4-6 inches

Ingredients
 

Fruit

  • Cubed fresh watermelon
  • Fresh cherries
  • Honeydew melon balls

Mojito Mix

  • 1 cup white rum
  • 1 cup lemon-lime soda
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  • Prepare the Fruit: In a large dish, arrange the watermelon cubes, fresh cherries, and honeydew melon balls in a single layer.
  • Mix Mojito Rum Mix: In a separate bowl, combine the white rum, lemon-lime soda, granulated sugar, and lime juice. Mix well until the sugar is fully dissolved. Pour this mixture over the fruit, ensuring it's all covered. Sprinkle the chopped mint leaves on top.
  • Chill and Soak: Cover the dish and refrigerate it for at least 2-3 hours, or even overnight if you have the time. The longer the fruit soaks, the more flavorful it becomes.
  • Assemble the Skewers: When you're ready to serve, thread the fruit onto skewers. A little tip for the cherries: thread them in front of the pit rather than through the center to avoid hitting the pit.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Serving Suggestions: Serve the skewers chilled for the best experience. If left out at room temperature for too long, the fruit can spoil more quickly.
Alcohol Strength: Be aware of the potency of the fruit. Because the alcohol is not cooked off, the fruit will retain its alcoholic content. Consume responsibly, especially if serving at a party where guests might not be aware of the alcohol content.
Amount of skewers made out of this recipe will largely depend on the size of the fruit you purchase. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1skewer | Calories: 62kcal

Nutritional Disclaimer: The nutritional data provided here is auto-calculated and intended for your convenience only. As it’s generated via automation, its accuracy may be compromised. For precise nutritional insight, please compute the values utilizing the actual ingredients in your recipe through your chosen nutrition calculator or application.

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