For the Fourth of July, why not enjoy watermelon in a Blueberry-Watermelon Mojito?
AIMEE FORTNEY'S BLUEBERRY-WATERMELON MOJITO
Place 1/4 cup blueberries in the bottom of two tall glasses, then add a couple of chunks of watermelon, then a few pieces of mint to each glass. Muddle 1 1/2 cups watermelon, 1 lime, quartered and mint in a separate glass or cocktail shaker.
Add the rum and a splash of plain or blueberry simple syrup (When watermelon is this sweet, you don't need much sugar!). Shake, then pour into glasses and top with club soda.
For a fun garnish, use a star-shaped cookie cutter and cut your watermelon into a star; garnish your glass with the star-shaped watermelon!
AIMEE FORTNEY'S PEACH SIMPLE SYRUP
Bring blueberries, water and sugar to a boil in a small sauce pot, then remove from heat and allow to cool. Lightly mash the blueberries, then strain mixture into a mason jar.
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