With summertime in full swing, I spend a lot of time out by the pool. On the weekends I indulge in a cocktail (or three) as I lounge on my float mid-pool. Since a girl can not subsist on vodka alone…Unless it is Pinnacle Vodka… In that case I can subsist just fine on any one of their 30 flavors with nothing added but ice (my birthday is soon people, this is a gift hint if I’ve ever seen one). But I digress, I was searching for an exciting new cocktail and stumbled upon a nifty twist on one of my favorites.
Nothing says summer to me like a mojito in the pool. I first fell in love with mojitos about a decade ago during one of my many trips to South Beach. There is something so refreshing about minty lime mojito goodness. I have tried several variations on this classic cocktail, but nothing as good as the Coconut Mojito I stumbled across on One Martini At A Time (these girls are my cocktail heroes). Here is the recipe for you gals to try, I promise you will love it!
- 2 ounces Coconut Rum
- ½ fresh squeezed lime
- 1 TBSP simple syrup
- 5-6 mint leaves
- Coconut Milk
- In a highball glass (or a mason jar if you want to be different with presentation), muddle mint leaves with lime juice and simple syrup.
- Add coconut rum and fill glass with ice.
- Pour coconut milk to fill the glass.
- Garnish with a sprig of mint.
- Makes 1 mojito.