This coconut mojito (moe he toe) recipe reminds me of a silly 70's song that went something like this "You put the lime in the coconut, and you drink it all up." The lyrics always bring a smile to my face.
What's in a Mojito?
To me, nothing says summer like an ice cold mojito. The bright taste of the mint brings all the ingredients together into one amazing taste. There are so many mojito variations. This version, uses Goya Coconut Water w/ a Lychee twist. This is a great product with no added sugars or artificial flavors. It's also a good source of potassium.
For the sweetener I chose agave nectar instead of simple syrup. It's natural and has a nice mild taste. I think it's a healthier alternative to sugar as far as mojito ingredients go. A healthy coconut mojito recipe? Now we're talking. In Mexico, agave nectar is known as "agua miel" or honey water.
Goya coconut water is an excellent source of vitamin C. It also has great hydrating properties. I think I've mentioned before that I grew up in the tropics. In my childhood I enjoyed many a helpings of coconut water on hot summer days, straight out of the coconut. Aah, those were the days.
So, where does this coconut cocktail come from? Well, from Cuba! It's one of the island's oldest and most popular drinks. Some say that an associate of the infamous Sir Francis Drake is responsible for its invention. Others claim that African slaves working in the sugarcane fields invented it. Whatever the case might be, mojito was made popular by Ernest Hemingway during his stay in Cuba. Not sure that Hemingway had a coconut water mojito.
Coconut Water Mojito Recipe
One the best refreshing coconut mojito recipes I have made. Sweet, tangy and minty with a splash of rum of course! Love this drink with the lightness of coconut water.
- In a cocktail glass muddle the mint leaves with the agave nectar and lime juice.
- Option: You can also muddle in a slice or 2 of lime.
- Add ice cubes.
- Add the rum, and coconut water. Top with a splash of club soda.