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Thirsty Thursday: Pineapple Coconut Mojito

This Pineapple Coconut Mojito is a combination of tart lime juice, sweet pineapple, and creamy coconut milk. It’s a refreshing way to keep cool this summer.

Pineapple Coconut Mojito

The heart wants what the heart wants, and today my heart heart wants a few of these pineapple coconut mojitos.

Pineapple Coconut Mojito

Can we talk about how delicious the mojito is for a moment? It’s one of my favorite boozy beverages, and it’s all thanks to the perfect balance of flavors. It has just the right amount of sweetness, citrus-y vibrance, and boozy goodness. And, as if that weren’t enough, the cocktail gets topped with bubbly club soda, which, in my opinion, is just about the best thing a gal could ask for. I’m all about the bubbles when it comes to cocktails.

Pineapple Coconut Mojito

While the original mojito is delicious, I decided to jazz it up a bit with a few summer-y additions: pineapple and coconut. My version has all the same components of the original version, only more tropical.

Pineapple Coconut Mojito

Since I can’t afford to visit the tropics this year, I can at least pretend. Here’s how it’s done: I shake up a double, throw on my swimsuit and a dab of coconut-scented sunscreen, and pull up a comfy chair next to my hibiscus plant. Boom, the tropics at home.

Pineapple Coconut Mojito

The only thing I’m missing is the beach, and there’s an app for that.

Pineapple Coconut Mojito

This refreshing cocktail is a combination of sweet pineapple, tart lime juice, and creamy coconut milk.

Yield: 1 mojito

Total Time: 3 minutes

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients:

Mojito:

  • 1/2 lime, cut into quarters
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 ounce coconut rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon lite coconut milk
  • 2 ounces club soda
  • ice

Garnish:

  • lime wedge
  • pineapple slice
  • fresh mint

 

Directions:

  1. Add lime quarters and mint to the cup of a shaker. Muddle the mint and lime.
  2. Add the rum, pineapple juice, and coconut milk. Add a handful of ice to the shaker. Place the lid on the shaker and give the mixutre a few vigorous shakes. Pour the mixture over ice and top with club soda.
  3. Garnish with a wedge of lime, fresh mint, and slice of pineapple.
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9 Responses to “Thirsty Thursday: Pineapple Coconut Mojito”

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    Julia — June 25, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    You always have the best ideas for cocktails! These look so refreshing – perfect or enjoying alongside my beach app ;) I too will not be visiting the tropics any time soon, but I’m totes fine with fantasizing while sipping on these cold bevvies. 

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — June 25, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Just the coconut rum alone makes me crave this mojito! Gorgeous! 

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    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen — June 25, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    How cute are these?! They look so good! I was in the Virgin Islands a couple months ago and this makes me want to go back ASAP!

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    Ashley — June 26, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Yay for friday – I could so use a drink right now! haha Love these – and the photos are so pretty!

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    nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — June 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I’ll pretend with you…nothing like a tropical drink to take you to the tropics! 

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    Laura | The Kiwi Country Girl — June 28, 2015 at 4:04 am

    Mojitos are my absolute favourite cocktails and this has just taken them to a whole new level! We are in the middle of winter so this looks like a great way to pretend it’s summer! 

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    Dina | SavvyInTheKitchen — June 28, 2015 at 11:54 pm

    This sounds so sweet and refreshing! Mojitos are a little on the sour side, but this sounds yummy and perfect for the 4th of July! I guess this holiday I will be getting my drink on;)

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    shannon @ a periodic table — July 15, 2015 at 11:37 am

    you know, when i read through my old cookbooks, a flavor combo always pops up, in particular in the 60’s cookbooks: pineapple mint. it was a popular thing back then, in the midcentury, but you don’t hear about it so much anymore: that’s a shame because it’s always seemed like a good idea.

    obviously, you agree. 

    Obviously, i need to make this mojito, STAT. 

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    Ushmana P . rai — August 14, 2017 at 2:57 pm

    Hey there!
    Loved the combination of pineapples ad coconut in the mojito!
    The mojito looks very vibrant and exquisite. Would definitely try for hot summer days in the coming weekend
    Thanks for sharing!

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