Super creamy and packed with tropical vibes, this easy coconut mojito is the perfect refreshing cocktail for a party! Served with ice and fresh mint, it’ll be your go-to summer drink!
Why You’ll Love This Coconut Mojito Recipe
You’ll be turning your kitchen into an at-home bar with this creamy coconut mojito recipe!
- Easy. Since you don’t even need a cocktail shaker, this recipe is perfect even for beginners.
- Quick. It only takes 5 minutes. Everyone’s got that kind of time. No prep is needed!
- Tropical. Aren’t coconuts the definition of tropical? This recipe has coconut rum, coconut cream, and you can even add a shredded coconut rim.
- Great for the summer. Topped with fresh mint and served with lots of ice, this mojito is a refreshing summer cocktail.
Watch How To Make It
Want to see how to make this easy coconut mojito recipe from start to finish? Here’s a step-by-step video:
Love a refreshing mint mojito? Me too! Here are a few more favorites you should try: pineapple coconut mojito, strawberry mojito, blueberry mojito, and the best classic mojito that can be easily made for a crowd.
What You’ll Need
Fortunately you won’t have to climb up a palm tree to find all the coconut goodness in your drink. For full ingredient amounts and directions, scroll to the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Simple Syrup: I have a great easy recipe, but feel free to use your favorite.
- Fresh Mint Leaves
- Lime: Lemon will work in a pinch, but you really want that fresh zingy lime flavor.
- Coconut Rum: You can use any rum you prefer, but coconut rum will help to give you a great boost in coconut flavor.
- Coconut Cream: The thick coconut cream from the top of a can of coconut milk. They also sell cans of straight canned coconut cream.
- Club Soda: You can also use tonic water or sparkling mineral water.
- Shredded Coconut: You get bonus points if it’s toasted!
- Mint Leaves
- Lime Wedges
- Sugar Cane Swizzle Stick
What’s The Best Rum for a Mojito?
I used coconut rum for more flavor in the recipe, but generally speaking, white or silver rum are best for making mojitos. They’ve got a clean, sharp taste that allows the rest of the ingredients to shine through.
How to Make a Coconut Mojito
Muddling is a technique used to gently mash herbs and/or fruit to release the essence or juices. Now that you know this, you’ll feel like a true bartender whipping up this coconut mojito.
- Muddle the mint. Add the simple syrup, mint, and limes to the glass. Muddle them together with a muddler or with the back of a wooden spoon.
- Top it off. Stir in the rum and coconut cream. Fill the glass with ice and top it off with club soda. Garnish and enjoy!
Tips & Variations
Follow these tips to increase the burst of flavor you get in every sip!
- Up the coconut. You can use coconut sparkling water in place of the club soda for maximum coconut goodness. La Croix makes a good one, but you can use your favorite.
- Get coconut milk. If you can’t find canned coconut cream by itself, buy a can of coconut milk and scrape the thickened coconut cream off the top. Make sure not to shake your can of coconut milk before opening. If you shake the can, it will make the thick coconut cream separate.
- Make it fruitier. Adding 2 to 3 tablespoons of diced coconut flesh into the drink will give it lots of texture and added fruitiness. You can also add a hearty splash of pineapple juice to give more fruity flavor.
This coconut mojito recipe is perfect with easy appetizers like my chipotle chicken empanadas. You can also serve along side bowls of restaurant style salsa, authentic guacamole or mango salsa with tortilla chips for snacking. Keep it nice and simple for an effortless night of drinks!
Can Mojitos Be Prepared In Advance?
This coconut mojito is best served immediately, but you can prep part of the recipe up to a day in advance. Don’t add the coconut cream, club soda, or ice until right before serving so it doesn’t separate.
More Summer Cocktails
- Frozen Mango Margarita
- Peach Bellini
- Coconut Margarita
- Mexican Candy Shot (Paleta Shot)
- Cucumber Margaritas
- Best Classic Frozen Margarita
- In a large highball glass (16 oz), muddle together the simple syrup, mint leaves and quartered limes. (Muddling is a technique used to gently mash herbs and/or fruit to release the essence or juices. I recommend using a muddler for best results, however the back of a wooden spoon can be used in a pinch.)
- Stir in the rum and coconut cream. Top with ice (to the top of the glass) and then top with club soda. Garnish as desired and serve!
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