This Coconut Mojito is a taste of the tropics in every sip. Lime juice, cream of coconut, brown sugar, and mint leaves come together to create a delicious, refreshing cocktail that’s perfect for the summer months.
We love to entertain guests any time of year, but we particularly love having people over during the summer. Barbecues, potluck parties – you name it. If we can have a party, we will. And when we do have a party, we love to serve up delicious cocktails that really embrace what summer fun in the sun is all about. That’s why we love serving this coconut mojito.
There’s nothing quite as delicious as an ice-cold, tropical cocktail on a hot summer day, and that’s just what you get with this tasty recipe. Coconut rum and cream of coconut provide a tropical base that’s then mixed with brown sugar for extra sweetness. Then, we add club soda and mint leaves for a fizzy, minty kick.
Coconut Mojito Ingredients
It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this fresh, tropical cocktail. You’ll find everything you need easily at your local grocery store.
- Mint leaves
- Brown sugar
- Lime juice
- White rum (Bacardi)
- Coconut rum (Malibu)
- Cream of coconut (Coco Real)
- Club Soda
**See the recipe card at the end of the post for quantities.
Coconut Mojito Instructions
Making this cocktail is an extremely simple affair. It’s all just a little shaking and you’re don!
Step 1: Mix and Muddle the Mint and Lime
Add the mint leaves, brown sugar, and lime juice to a shaker cup and muddle to release the mint leaf oil.
Step 2: Combine the Remaining Ingredients Except for the Club Soda
Add a handful of ice, white rum, coconut rum, and cream of coconut. Shake until well-combined and chilled.
Step 3: Finish and Serve
Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and top it with club soda. Garnish with mint and lime wheels or wedges and enjoy!
Hint: When shaking to chill and combine, you don’t need to go crazy. A good few shakes will do.
You’ll only need 3 items to make this cocktail.
- Shaker cup
- Cocktail glass
Coconut Mojito Tips
This is an incredibly simple cocktail recipe to make. It’s so simple, in fact, that we only have a couple of tips.
Muddling – Be sure you thoroughly muddled the mint leaves so you really get that mint flavor released.
Shaking – When shaking the ice and rum mixture, give it a good shake, but there’s no need to be violent. Just a few good, vigorous shakes.
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Coconut Mojito FAQ
If you have questions about this cocktail then read on. The following FAQ answers the most commonly asked questions about mojitos.
What is a mojito?
A mojito is a traditional highball cocktail of Cuban origin.
Where do mojitos come from?
We know that mojitos come from Havana, Cuba, but historians haven’t been able to discover exactly when or how it was invented.
What goes with mojitos?
Almost any fish or seafood dish pairs well with mojitos. Also, almost any Caribbean or Mexican food is also a great pairing.
Try This Coconut Mojito Recipe for Yourself
This delicious coconut mojito is the perfect addition to any summer party. Loaded with citrus, rum, and coconut, it’s a tasty beverage that has all the tropical flavors we love in a mojito. Serve it by the pool, with appetizers, or just sit back in a chair and let the flavors of the tropics cool you off on a hot day.
MORE RECIPES YOU WILL LOVE:
- Shaker Cup
- cocktail Glass
- 6 mint leaves plus extra for garnish
- 1 teaspoon Brown sugar
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 1 ounce white rum Bacardi
- 1 ounce coconut rum Malibu
- 1 ounce cream of coconut we used Coco Real
- 2 ounces Club Soda
- To your shaker cup, add mint leaves, brown sugar, and lime juice.
- Muddle to release oils from the mint leaves.
- Add a handful of ice, white rum, coconut rum, and cream of coconut.
- Shake until well combined and chilled.
- Strain into your cocktail glass, and top off with desired amount of club soda.
- Garnish with mint leaves and lime wedges. Enjoy!