This Coconut Mojito is the perfect blend of coconut rum, mint, and freshly squeezed lime juice and only takes minutes to prepare.
Our coconut mojito recipe is one of my absolute favorites! John learned to make mojitos in bartending school, and he perfected this one using coconut rum in place of traditional white or silver rum. Some of our other favorite mojito recipes are our classic mojito, cranberry mojitos, and blackberry mojitos.
Coconut Mojito Recipe:
Coconut mojitos are a spin on the classic mojito recipe. We use coconut rum in place of white rum to add the signature coconut flavor. The coconut rum gives the drink a different flavor with more tropical notes, and it’s absolutely amazing!
This recipe has been on our site for several years, but I wanted to give it some updated photos and rewrite the instructions to make them easier to read. The recipe is hasn’t changed a bit. It’s still the same great coconut mojito recipe that it’s always been.
We love to serve this mojito with our favorite mahi mahi tacos and cilantro lime rice or grilled shrimp tacos. It’s great with any light appetizer or lunch, or fantastic all by itself. If you love coconut or mojitos, you’ll want to give this cocktail a try!
Coconut Mojito Tips and Variations:
- Rum: To make this a “coconut mojito,” we used coconut rum. If you want something a little stronger, try using a white or silver rum in place of the coconut rum. You’ll lose the coconut flavor unless you add some coconut water or other coconut flavored liquid.
- Club Soda: Club soda is my pick for mojitos, because it adds a little carbonation to the cocktail without adding extra ingredients. Tonic water, lemon-lime soda, or seltzer water can also be used. Just keep in mind that using something like lemon-lime soda will change the flavor of the mojito. To add more coconut flavor, try adding coconut water in place of the club soda.
- Sweetener: My personal pick is to use a little sugar to help break down the mint leaves, then use simple syrup to sweeten the mojito. If you’d prefer to use a different type of sweetener, swap out the granulated sugar used to make the simple syrup and make it with honey, agave nectar, or your favorite sugar alternative instead.
- Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice is the way to go, but bottled lime juice will work in a pinch.
- Drink Shaker: The mint and sugar can be muddled directly in individual glasses, and the remaining ingredients mixed in a drink shaker. Then pour the drink over the mint leaves and ice that are already in glasses. I’ve prepared it both ways, and both ways are great!
Room Temperature: This mojito is best enjoyed immediately after being prepared. Don’t leave it at room temperature too long; otherwise, the ice will water it down.
Refrigerator: If you need to pop the mojito back in the fridge for a few minutes or make a large batch ahead of time, it will hold for 30 minutes to an hour. Just be aware that the mint leaves will begin to wilt. I’d hold off on adding any ice until you get ready to serve the drinks.
Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing the mojito unless you wanted to turn it into something like our Tropical Booze Cubes. Then it would be like having mojito ice cubes.
- 16 Large Mint Leaves
- 2 Teaspoons Granulated Sugar
- 6 Ounces Simple Syrup
- 4 Ounces Coconut Rum
- 4 Ounces Club Soda
- 2 Ounces Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
- 1 Cup Ice or more as needed
- Place mint leaves and sugar into a drink shaker, and use a muddler to bruise the mint leaves.
- Pour in the simple syrup, rum, club soda, lime juice, and ice. Shake gently to combine.
- Serve in individual glasses over ice with lime wedges and mint leaves as garnish.
*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients in the recipe card and a serving size of 1 (8-ounce) drink. Actual calories will vary.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 8 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 315Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 32mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 6gSugar: 54gProtein: 3g
*The calories are an estimate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed. The calories can vary depending on the brand of product purchased.