Creamy Coconut Mojito Recipe: All You Need is a Taste of Cuba

In the mood for an express getaway to the beaches of Cuba? Craving a mojito with a twist? Well, all roads lead to coconut mojito. 

This traditional Cuban cocktail captures the essence of the Caribbean in a glass. One sip, one flight. That’s the guarantee of a well-made coconut mojito, so put on your sunglasses and fasten your seat belts because that’s where we’re headed. 

The Legend behind Coconut Mojito

The premise is this: if there’s a good story behind it, it’s worth a try.

So let’s go back a bit. Did you know that the traditional mojito was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drink during his time in cuba?

Being one of the most famous writers of the 20th century, we know that fine drinking (and drinking in general) did not pass him by… but what matters to us in here is that even that thirsty palate could distinguish that something extra in the mojito, you just can’t beat it. 

With time, the caribbeans sensed it and added a touch of coconut flavor to the traditional recipe… and the rest is history. The coconut mojito became so popular that it earned its own name, the “cojito“, and is today one of the most popular latin drinks

It remains a mystery whether Hemingway ever tasted the mojito with this special twist, but it sure would have given him that push to write great tropical stories. 

Classic Coconut Mojito Recipe Step by Step

And now the reason we have all gathered here: the authentic recipe for the coconut mojito (or, for the connoisseurs, the cojito recipe). 


  • Fresh mint leaves
  • Lime wedges
  • White rum
  • Coconut rum (recommendation: the coconut-flavored Bacardi is always a winning choice)
  • Coconut flavored syrup
  • Soda water
  • Ice cubes


  • Prepare your ingredients by gathering fresh mint leaves, lime wedges, white rum, coconut rum, coconut flavored syrup, soda water, and plenty of ice cubes.
  • In a sturdy cocktail shaker, place a handful of fresh mint leaves and a few lime wedges. Using a muddler or the back of a spoon, gently muddle the mint and lime to release their essential oils and flavors.
  • Add 2 ounces of white rum and 1 ounce of coconut rum to the cocktail shaker. Pour in a tablespoon of coconut flavored syrup for a hint of sweetness.
  • Fill the cocktail shaker with ice cubes, ensuring it’s about two-thirds full. Secure the lid tightly to prevent any leaks.
  • Shake the mixture vigorously for about 15-20 seconds, allowing the ingredients to blend together and chill thoroughly.
  • Fill a highball glass with ice cubes, then strain the contents of the cocktail shaker into the glass, using a fine mesh strainer if available.
  • Top off the coconut mojito with a splash of soda water to add a refreshing effervescence.
  • Garnish your coconut mojito with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge for a pop of color and aroma.
  • Give the drink a gentle stir to incorporate all the flavors, then serve immediately and enjoy your now classic coconut mojito!

Cuban American Bistro for Authentic Cuban Cuisine and Cocktails 

Many of us sometimes choose to go to an authentic Cuban American bistro to taste that local flavor that only a full-fledged coconut mojito can give us. 

Besides, pairing is always the key factor for the perfect equation. Pairing your coconut mojito with an authentic Cuban menu, perhaps with a hearty dish of ropa vieja, is the epitome of the Cuban gastronomic experience. 

And that’s what you’re sure to find in a restaurant conceived with Cuban family recipes. That’s where tradition, flavor and quality come together. 

Conclusion: Make Your Own Cuban Cocktail for Your Tropical Getaway

It’s time. Go out and get the freshest mint you can or head to your trusted traditional Cuban American bistro, the one that serves authenticity in every dish and every glass. There, maybe you can even fall in love at the classic Havana nights.

Think of it this way: with a refreshing coconut mojito in hand, you’ll not only feel the Caribbean breeze, but you’ll be envied by Hemingway himself. 



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