Coseppi Kitchen

Inclusive Vegetarian Cooking by Taylor Cook & James Seppi

Watermelon Mojito


Working at the farmer’s market we are often asked for cooking and recipe advice. This recipe came from our market manager, Abbi Cheek, who was asked for advice on one particularly hot afternoon.

To make watermelon puree, place sliced sections of whole watermelon in a blender and process until smooth. Then, transfer the puree to a fine mesh strainer and allow to separate for at least 10 minutes. Use the separated liquid in this recipe.


  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 10-15 mint leaves
  • 3 or 4 ice cubes
  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3 ounces watermelon puree
  • 2 key limes, juiced
  • 2 ounces soda water


  1. Muddle mint and simple syrup in a 16 ounce glass
  2. Add ice, rum, watermelon puree, and lime juice. Stir.
  3. Top with soda water and garnish with mint or a lime wedge. Serve.

Salty Dog Cocktail


A fresh spring salty dog.

A Salty Dog is the perfect Texas spring cocktail. Fresh ruby red Texas grapefruits pair perfectly with chilled vodka and a pinch of salt.


  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 6 oz. Carrot Grapefruit Juice
  • 1/4 cup of ice


  1. Combine ingredients in shaker.
  2. Shake, strain, and serve in a salted glass over ice.
  3. Repeat as necessary.


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