Coconut Mojito

The classic mojito was first made in Cuba. It’s sweet, refreshing, and super moreish. But this coconut mojito recipe is next-level incredible.

Coconut mojitos take everything you love about the classic Cuban cocktail and add a lovely tropical, creamy element. Though you can simply use coconut rum, it becomes wonderfully smooth and luscious when you add coconut milk. It’s part piña colada, part mojito, and wholly irresistible.

Coconut Mojito

Mojitos consist of rum, lime, and mint, though they come in a variety of yummy flavors. They often have club soda in the mix, too, making them bubbly and refreshing.

To cut through the booze, they also include simple syrup, as most cocktails do.

The coconut mojito, or cojito, has the same general base.

You’ll start with rum, lime, mint, and simple syrup, then blend in some delicious coconutty goodness.

Ingredients in a Coconut Mojito

Here’s what you’ll need to make the best coconut mojito:

  • Mint - it’s not a mojito without mint, so be sure to find fresh leaves.
  • Simple syrup - you need sugar to balance the flavors, but using granulated sugar in a cold drink will leave behind a grainy texture. That’s why simple syrup is your bestie in cocktail making.
  • Lime Juice - freshly squeezed lime juice is a must.
  • White Rum - rum is the spirit of choice for a mojito, and you’ll want to use white rum because it’s lighter and has a milder flavor.
  • Coconut rum - this will add sweetness and flavor.
  • Cream of Coconut - this is the key ingredient that makes this cojito creamy, refreshing, and indulgent.
  • Club soda - optional, but it adds a nice layer of bubbles.

Coconut Mojito Variations

In my mind, the key to this drink is coconut cream. That said, you can leave it out and just use coconut rum instead. Or scoop the cream off the top of the can and just use the coconut water that’s left behind.

Another great option is to add other fruits into the mix. Since you’ll need to muddle the mint and lime, go ahead and add berries, mango, or pineapple.

I know that this drink is known for its color and the look of the mint leaves in the glass. But if you do add extra fruit or just want this smooth, feel free to strain the mixture into your glass.

How To Make a Coconut Mojito

This recipe is enough for two drinks.

Ingredients

  • 12 fresh Mint Leaves

  • 1 whole Lime, cut into wedges

  • 2 ounces of Simple Syrup

  • 3 ounces (2 shots) of White Rum

  • 3 ounces (2 shots) of Coconut Rum

  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of Cream of Coconut

  • Crushed Ice

  • Club Soda or Seltzer water, optional

Method

  1. Place the mint leaves, lime wedges, and simple syrup into a cocktail shaker.
  2. Add any other fruits, if using.
  3. Muddle the ingredients until the leaves are bruised, and the limes are crushed.
  4. Add the rum, coconut rum, and coconut cream into the cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  5. Seal and shake well for at least 20 seconds.
  6. Strain into a chilled glass.
  7. Top it off with a splash of club soda or seltzer water.
  8. Garnish with extra mint leaves and lime slices.

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