Coconut Mojitos Recipe

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Coconut Mojito is a white twist on the classic Mojito flavored with coconut cream, fresh mint, rum, and lime juice and served with a garnish of pomegranate seeds for a festive touch. A perfect Christmas cocktail recipe!

Coconut mojitos served in a whisky glass and garnished with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves.


 

Escape into a tropical winter wonderland with me and these Coconut Mojitos! They are made with a blend of creamy coconut, boozy rum, zesty lime, and aromatic mint, topped with a sprinkle of pomegranate arils. This cocktail is not just a drink; it’s a festive experience, perfect for adding a splash of exotic flair to your holiday gatherings. Imagine the warmth of the tropics meeting the joy of the holiday season, all in one glass.

Several coconut mojitos served in a whisky glass and garnished with pomegranate seeds and fresh mint leaves.

Ingredients For Coconut Mojito

  • Fresh Mint Leaves: They add a burst of freshness and a cool, crisp aroma.
  • Lime Wedges: Lime brings a tangy zestiness, cutting through the creaminess of coconut.
  • Superfine Sugar
  • Bacardi Silver Rum or Malibu Rum: Choose Bacardi for a classic, crisp rum undertone or Malibu for an extra coconut twist.
  • Cream of Coconut: Lends a velvety texture and a sweet, nutty flavor.
  • Club Soda: For a refreshing fizz.
  • Pomegranate Seeds: A festive garnish that adds a pop of color and a fruity, slightly tart crunch.

How To Make Coconut Mojitos

A basic mojito includes a nice bunch of mint leaves, limes, sugar, rum, and club soda. But, for our Coconut Mojitos, we will add cream of coconut and pomegranate seeds.

  • Muddle: Start by muddling the mint, lime, and sugar in a shaker to release their oils and juices.
  • Mix: Stir in your choice of rum and creamy coconut.
  • Shake: Fill the shaker with ice and give it a good shake.
  • Serve: Strain into a glass, top with club soda, and garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint.

Recipe Tips And Variations

  • For a Lighter Version: Substitute sugar with a sugar alternative or reduce the amount to suit your taste preferences.
  • Non-Alcoholic Mojito: Skip the rum and add more club soda or a splash of coconut water for a delightful mocktail.
  • Experiment with Fruits: Add other fruits like strawberries or cucumbers for a different twist on the classic mojito.
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Serving Suggestions

  • Serve in a Highball Glass: For an elegant presentation, serve your coconut mojitos in highball glasses over crushed ice.
  • Pair with Tropical Snacks: Complement the drink with light, tropical-themed appetizers like batter fried shrimp or garlic shrimp, air fryer crab rangoon, and this easy fruit salad.
  • Create a Mojito Bar: For parties, set up a Mojito bar with various rums, fruits, and garnishes, allowing guests to customize their drinks.

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Coconut Mojitos

Coconut Mojitos are a white winter twist on the classic Mojito flavored with coconut cream, fresh mint, rum, and lime juice.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients 

  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • ½ lime,, cut into 3 wedges
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar
  • 2 to 4 ounces Bacardi Silver Rum,, or Malibu Rum
  • 2 tablespoons cream of coconut (comes in a can),, shaken well and stirred before using
  • club soda,, you can also use Sprite if you'd like a sweeter drink
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate seeds,, for garnish
  • fresh mint leaves,, for garnish
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Instructions 

  • In the bottom of a cocktail shaker, combine mint leaves, lime wedges, and sugar; using a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon, muddle the mint, lime, and sugar together until oil and juices are released.
  • Stir in the rum and coconut cream; fill the shaker with ice, and shake until the drink is thoroughly chilled and well combined.
  • Strain the mixture into a cocktail glass and top with club soda. Add more ice if desired.
  • Garnish with pomegranate seeds and mint leaves; serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Drink | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.6mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

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12 Comments

  1. A_Boleyn says:

    Beautiful as well as delicious, I’m guessing.

  2. Brandy O'Neill says:

    This might just become my new holiday drink 🙂