Icebreaker Mojitos

  • Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes
  • Show: Chuck's Day Off
  • Episode: Fish Wars
Total Time:
15 min
15 min
Inactive Prep:
2 cocktails


  • Fresh mint sprigs, plus more for garnish
  • 1/4 cup seedless watermelon cubes (1/2 inch)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple cubes (1/2 inch)
  • 1 lime, quartered into wedges, plus more wedges for garnish
  • Ice cubes, as needed
  • 3 ounces or 3 shots white rum
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • Dash sugar cane syrup or simple syrup


Using a mortar and pestle, crush or muddle some fresh mint. Spoon in the watermelon and pineapple cubes, and crush them bit by bit. Toss in the lime quarters, and continue mashing. Then, in a cocktail shaker, add 1/2 cup ice cubes, all of the fruit and mint mojito mixture, then add the rum, pineapple juice, and finally, a dash of sugar cane syrup. Shake well to combine. Divide between 2 hefty glasses garnished with lime wedges and mint sprigs.