Coconut Pineapple Mojito Cocktails are a great summer drink - made with coconut rum, fresh pineapple juice, lime juice and fresh mint leaves.
I'm not even sure how I amassed such a collection of mini liquor bottles. One day there were none and now I have one quarter of a bar cart shelf full of them. I'm sure I bought them with the intent to add to a drink recipe at some point, but who knows which recipe that is now. When looking through the collection I came across a bottle of coconut rum.
Mojitos have always been one of my favorite cocktails - they have just a few simple ingredients and remind me of summer with their fresh flavors.
What is in a mojito?
A mojito is made white white rum, simple syrup or sugar, lime juice, club soda and fresh mint leaves. Fruit and fruit juices can be added to change up the flavor of a standard mojito. Or, like in this recipe, flavored rum is used to enhance the flavor.
🥘 Ingredients for this recipe
- coconut rum
- pineapple juice
- club soda
- lime juice
- mint leaves
- pineapple wedges, for garnish
🔪Instructions for this recipe
- Start off by placing a few fresh mint leaves and the lime juice in the bottom of a tall glass. Use the bottom of a wooden spoon to muddle the leaves. Then add ice to the glass.
- Then pour the coconut rum and pineapple juice over top of the ice.
- Finally, top it off with some club soda and garnish with pineapple wedges and additional fresh mint leaves if desired.
FAQ's for coconut pineapple mojito cocktails
- Where did mojitos come from? Mojitos were created in Cuba. While in America it's common to create a simple syrup for the cocktail, they don't. Instead the muddle the sugar and mint leaves together for sweetness.
- What is muddling a cocktail? For a mojito, muddling is when you crush the mojito leaves with sugar (or liquid) to release their flavor into the cocktail. I own a muddler, but I rarely use it and prefer to just use the bottom of a large wooden spoon instead.
More Cocktail Creations
After a long day (or week) of work, there is nothing better than plopping down in front of the tv with a cocktail. I confess that I've had this cocktail on my mind for days before making it. And that I really wish I had more than a mini bottle of rum to make these, because 2 drinks just weren't enough!
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Coconut Pineapple Mojito Cocktails
- 50 ml coconut rum
- ½ cup pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- ½ cup club soda
- ½ cup ice
- 1 handful fresh mint leaves
- 1 ring pineapple
- Divide lime juice between two tall glasses. Add mint leaves and use the bottom of a wooden spoon to muddle the mint. Then top each glass with ice.
- Pour pineapple juice and coconut rum over the ice.
- Top with club soda. Stir with a straw or stirrer and garnish with additional mint leaves and pineapple wedges.
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