Coconut Mojito Mocktail
I can personally say that I enjoy a nice cold beverage. When you have a well presented drink, people will assume it is alcoholic. I especially wanted to create this recipe to give those who refrain from alcohol the opportunity to explore beverage choices that are other than soda or juice. When you are making your own beverage, you are in control of what goes in it. This drink is easily adjustable when it comes to sweetness. Plus c'mon, it's so pretty!
I created this coconut Mojito from the fresh mint in my garden. The main stars of this mojito are fresh limes, coconut water, mint and simple syrup. Coconut is an amazing source of electrolytes and restores hydration quickly. Whilst high in potassium, the amount in this mocktail serves the purpose of boosting hydration and flavor only so there isn't much of it. With muddled leaves and all the ingredients listed, shaken and served over ice. You're really in for a treat. I love this drink sitting right on my patio outside on a nice day.
Makes 3 servings
Ingredients for coconut mojito mocktail
- 8 mint leaves
- 3 limes
- 5 oz. of coconut water
- 12 oz can of sparkling water
- 1 cup of water (for optional simple syrup)
- 1 cup of sugar (for optional simple syrup)
Directions for coconut mojito mocktail
- Place 6 mint leaves in your cocktail shaker or cup and muddle the leaves slightly. If you are using a spoon, focus on bruising the mint so the aroma is released. You do not want to over muddle the mint or it will cause bitterness.
- Roll your limes to release the juice easier. Then cut and juice 2.5 limes right into your cocktail shaker or cup.
- If you'd like to add simple syrup, measure out 1 cup or water and sugar and pot into a pot. On low heat, stir and let the sugar and water dissolve. Turn off the pan and let it cool completely. This step is optional, but adds a nice sweetness to your mocktail.
- Combine about 3 oz. of your simple syrup (optional) with 5 oz. of coconut water to the cocktail shaker and shake well until combined.
- If using a cup, stir all ingredients until combined.
- Fill your drinking glass of choice with ice.
- Strain your drink into your glass. If you do not have a strainer, remove ice cubes with a spoon and distribute accordingly.
- Top beverage with sparkling water until the glass is full.
- Garnish with mint and lime and you're all set!
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- calories: 399
- cholesterol: 0mg
- dietary fiber: 1g
- protein: 3g
- sodium: 76mg
- sugars: 67g
- total carbohydrates: 92g
- total fat: 0g
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