The Coconut Mojito is an absolute summer cocktail staple. It is a mouthwatering coconut, lime, and mint concoction.
It is summertime and our obsession with mojitos is at its peak. We love recreating this classic cocktail and are always looking for ways to modify it. This cocktail was inspired by one of the THIRSTY moms, she loves her coconut and her rum. Thus, the Coco-Mojito was born! This cocktail is made just like the classic mojito, the only difference is the simple syrup is replaced with REAL’S Coconut Cream. This ingredient gives this cocktail a creamy and frothy finish.
Like its cousin the lime daiquiri, there’s no doubt the mojito comes from Cuba, though the exact origins remain unclear. Some theories attribute the cocktail’s beginnings to a medicinal remedy against scurvy. Others believe the drink was created by sugar cane field workers.
It is said that the mojito is more than 500 years old. It’s popularity emerged in 2002, when it was featured in one of the James Bond movies, where it was sipped by Mr. Bond himself.
The addition of different fruits and fruit nectars means the number of mojito variations is practically unlimited. Listed below are some popular fruit options that pair perfectly with coconut.
- Pineapple would pair perfectly with coconut and adds a sweet, tropical acidity. Use fresh if available, as canned tends to be a little syrupy.
- Mangoes and coconut are a dream couple. Mangoes are fragrant and floral, making a nice compliment to the lime and mint.
Coconut Mojito Substitutions
Absolutely the drink for warm, sunny weather, there aren’t many outdoor activities the mojito can’t improve. Consider carefully before adding to the menu however, as these cocktails are pretty labor-intensive. If planning to serve Coco-Mojitos at your next event, we recommend hiring/recruiting a dedicated bartender to make the cocktails for you.
- Wedding receptions: Mojitos bring sunshine to any wedding reception.
- Showers: Bright festive times call for fresh, celebratory drinks!
- Anywhere near water: Beaches, swimming pools, lakes—you get the idea.
- Seafood, especially ceviche
- Caribbean food, like jerk chicken
- Spicy foods in general, especially if lighter and fresher
Mojitos can improve many activities, but operating a vehicle is definitely not one of them. Always enjoy mojitos responsibly!
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