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Coconut Rum Mojito

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Our coconut rum mojito is an excellent Summer drink made to remind you of warm sunshine, sandy beaches, and tropical palm trees.

We all know what to do when life gives us lemons, we make lemonade. Tequila lemonade to be exact!

So, what do you do when life gives you limes?

Well, the answer to that is quite simple, you make mojitos! However, for this recipe, we wanted to make something special.

Coconut rum mojito with fresh mint and a lime wedge.

A lot of bars and restaurants usually make this cocktail using a standard plain rum and very little mint.

Kim and I decided to change things up and make a coconut version of everyone’s favorite tropical drink.

Top down view of two coconut rum mojitos with lime wedges.

Jimmy Buffett has a line of rums that work perfectly as they are not too sweet.

With that being said, it still manages to be smooth and flavorful. To make up for the lack of sugar, I made a simple syrup.

Close up of coconut rum mojito.

Our coconut rum mojito does pack a punch when it comes to sugar. There’s a 1/2 cup of sugar per drink, and that’s before the rum has been added.

But, you can always reduce that by modifying the syrup recipe or using a synthetic sweetener. The best way to describe the taste is to call it a coconut limeade with alcohol.

Two glasses of coconut rum mojito with fresh lime.

If that appeals to you, then I encourage you to try this beverage. In closing, as always, I wish everyone a long life, love everlasting, and a little booze in your belly!

Looking for something a little different? Then try our pomegranate mimosa recipe!

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Our coconut rum mojito is an excellent Summer drink made to remind you of warm sunshine, sandy beaches, and tropical palm trees. 

Coconut Rum Mojito

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Our coconut rum mojito is an excellent Summer drink made to remind you of warm sunshine, sandy beaches, and tropical palm trees.


Simple Syrup

  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Cups Water

Coconut Rum Mojito

  • 1 Medium Lime, (juiced)
  • 2 to 4 Large Cubes of Ice
  • 3 Ounces Coconut Rum, (Jimmy Buffett's Margarita Brand)
  • 6 to 8 Large Mint Leaves


Simple Syrup

  1. First, combine the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Then, bring the ingredients to a boil over high heat while stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  2. Once the sugar has dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and let the syrup cool completely before using it in the drinks.

Coconut Rum Mojito

  1. First, juice the lime and split the liquid between two cocktail glasses.
  2. Next, muddle the mint and lime juice together. Make sure to split the leaves up evenly between the drinks.
  3. Now, using half the ingredients per drink, combine the ice, the rum, and the simple syrup in your cocktail shaker. 
  4. Last, shake the mixture vigorously for about 10 seconds and then pour it into the glass with the mint and lime juice. Repeat step three again to prepare the second drink.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients. Please allow the simple syrup to cool completely or else the drink will be watered down. Garnish with additional mint leaves and lime wedges.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 485Unsaturated Fat: 0gSodium: 13mgCarbohydrates: 100gSugar: 99g

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Sam Monaco

Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

This is one I'm certainly going to try. I love coconut and who doesn't like rum!! Looks and sounds very refreshing. I wonder how many I could drink? Ha!!! As always Kimberly and John your pictures are outstanding!! thanks for the recipe :)


Tuesday 3rd of July 2018

Thank you, Sam! We hope you love it. I can't take any of the credit for the pictures. Kim makes my dishes and drinks shine. I'm merely the cook and she's my inspiration lol. This recipe came about after we lived in Miami. That city has some of the best mojitos we've ever tasted. After moving to another city in S. Florida we couldn't find any good mojitos. So, I hit the liquor cabinet and got started. It took a few tries but I finally managed to find the right measurements to make a well-balanced, slightly sweetened mojito similar to ones we used to get at South Beach. Kim and I hope you enjoy this one, it was years in the making lol! Take care, Sam.

Lyndsay @ Lyndsay's Travel Kitchen

Friday 9th of June 2017

Mojitos are my favorite drink!


Saturday 10th of June 2017

Thank you for commenting, Lyndsay!


Tuesday 6th of June 2017

Wow, does that sound delicious! I have to say, that is a pretty hefty amount of sugar, but of course, we can adapt it. Just makes me wonder how much sugar is in bar cocktails.


Wednesday 7th of June 2017

Thank you, Silvia! I admit it. There's quite a bit of sugar in each serving. However, artificial sweeteners, agave nectar, and other sweeteners can be used. I am not sure on the sugar content in bar drinks, but I would imagine it's similar if you like your drinks sweet (chocolate martini, old fashioned, etc.). I am glad you liked the recipe and hope you try it some time. Have a lovely day, Silvia!


Monday 5th of June 2017

I've had coconut mojitos in Mexico and they are so good . I'm definitely making this


Tuesday 6th of June 2017

Thank you, Michelle! I am happy you want to try our recipe, I hope you love the drink :)

Elaine @ Dishes Delish

Monday 5th of June 2017

Mmmm. I love mojitos. I've never made it with coconut rum but I will soon do that. Like real soon! These look delicious!


Monday 5th of June 2017

Thanks, Elaine! You've been missing out if you haven't had a mojito made with coconut rum. Give one a try, and you'll love it! :)

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