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Coconut Mojitos aka Cocojito

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time to share our favorite recipes for #SundaySupper. Isabel from Family Foodie is the creator of #SundaySupper, and she continues to inspire and encourage us to gather up the family, sit around the table, and eat and share the love we have for one another. It’s a tradition that has become lost and forgotten about over the years, but Isabel is working hard to educate all of us on the importance of Sunday supper with our loved ones.

This week, I decided to share a cocktail recipe that I created and perfected over the years. My favorite cocktail is the mojito. It’s refreshing, crisp, and tasty. I combined my love for the mojito with my love for coconut. The result is delicious! I call it the cocojito. It doesn’t taste like an alcoholic beverage, but it is, so be careful. This baby will sneak up on you. I know- trust me.

Lime, mint, and coconut rum get mixed together to create a deliciously refreshing cocktail. I mix up a batch and keep it in a pitcher. This method will ensure that you get to spend time with your guests instead of mixing drinks at the bar all evening.

I love pairing a cocktail with food at a dinner party. It’s a nice conversation starter. It loosens up your guests a bit, especially if not everyone knows each other. Serve this cocktail, and everyone will become friends in no time.

Enjoy your Sunday supper with your loved ones.

Love and sweet treats,



2 cups sugar

2 cups water

4 mint sprigs

3 cups coconut rum (my favorite is Malibu black)

1 3/4 cups lime juice, freshly squeezed

1 1/2-2 liters club soda, chilled

Start off by making the mint simple syrup. Add 2 cups sugar, 2cups water, and mint sprigs to a medium pot. Bring to a boil. Set aside and let the syrup cool slightly, about 30 minutes.

While the syrup is cooling, juice the limes. I used about 11 limes to get enough juice. Once the limes are juiced, sieve the juice to get out any pulp (if you like pulp, you can skip this step). Pour lime juice and rum into a pitcher. Once the syrup is cool, sieve the syrup, disposing of the mint sprigs. Add 2 1/2 cups of the mint simple syrup to the pitcher with the rum and lime juice. Stir. Place the mixture in the fridge and let cool completely. The mixture in the pitcher is a concentrated version of the cocktail.

Once the rum mixture is completely cool, add the chilled club soda. You’ll want to do this right before serving the cocktail so the club soda doesn’t go flat. One pitcher of cocojito mix takes about a liter and a half of club soda. Add a little at a time, tasting after each addition. Everyone’s taste is different, so add the club soda until it suites your taste. Enjoy!

39 Responses to “Coconut Mojitos aka Cocojito”

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    Cheryl — April 1, 2012 at 11:09 am

    Jenn made this last night for our mother daughter movie night. This is so tasty and refreshing I can’t wait to enjoy a pitcher sitting out on the deck on a warm summer night. Becareful, you will be tempted to drink these a little to quickly, but watch out they creep up on you.


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    juanitascocina — April 1, 2012 at 11:13 am

    My tacos need this drink. Seriously.


    • themessybakerblog replied April 1st, 2012 at 11:17 am

      They’re meant to be together, I agree. You have plenty of time to make them before dinner.


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    Valerie — April 1, 2012 at 11:17 am

    I Love mojitos and coconut! This looks absolutely amazing, and if I had all the ingredients, I’d make it right now. :D


    • themessybakerblog replied April 1st, 2012 at 11:54 am

      I have some in the fridge. Come on over. Lol. If only it were that easy.


  4. #
    Villy — April 1, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    This MUST be delicious! How can it not be? Oh, if only I could have one right now!!


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    Alicia — April 1, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    This sounds so good! I can’t wait for warm weather so that this can be enjoyed outside in the sun…


    • themessybakerblog replied April 1st, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      This is my go to deck sippin’ drink in the summer. It’s crisp and refreshing- it will def. cool you down on those hot summer nights. Thanks for visiting.


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    6 — April 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Cocojito?!?!? I LOVE it! … and could really use one right now! :D


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    Baking Serendipity — April 1, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I love the coconut twist! Perfect summer cocktail :)


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    Choc Chip Uru — April 2, 2012 at 2:14 am

    What a refreshing awesome drink – looks seriously nice even though I am underage ;)
    Looks like your creamy dill dip will have to suffice (which it most certainly will – yum!)

    Choc Chip Uru


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    Baker Street (@bakerstreet29) — April 2, 2012 at 3:24 am

    I’m hoping you’ll invite me for cocktail hour and promise pitchers of this coconut delight. :)


    • themessybakerblog replied April 2nd, 2012 at 7:54 am

      For sure! Come on over. I even have the deck ready for some cocktail sippin’.


  10. #
    Tya @ Note Etc. — April 2, 2012 at 8:06 am

    it’s so refreshing.. lime or lemon, are the best to combine with mint, totally will brighten the day



  11. #
    Willow — April 2, 2012 at 9:10 am

    Mojito + Coconut = Brilliance! What a great idea… and I can just imagine everyone gathering aruond with them. Makes me think of warm summer evenings and big family barbecues! :)


  12. #
    Jenn and Seth (@HomeSkilletCook) — April 2, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    i love “cocojito” – this sounds delicious! totally wishing i could pop on over for a drink!


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    akismet-77cbf18926e13167a62ef95f9dc0f7cf — April 2, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Ohh! I love the addition of coconut to my favorite cocktail :-)


  14. #
    Kristina — April 3, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Oo mojitos are one of my favorites too! Love love love the coconut with it too! Is it happy hour yet??


    • themessybakerblog replied April 4th, 2012 at 10:52 am

      Thanks! It can be happy hour when ever you’re ready. Cheers!


  15. #
    Asmita (@FoodieAsmita) — April 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Mojitos look divine. One of my favorite drinks.


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    getfitwithjuju — April 3, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    My fave cocktail the mojito too! I can’t wait to this recipe since I love coconut too! My hubby be will not be happy! He is a coconut hater! :)


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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — April 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    These are lovely, Jennie! They will definitely be making an appearance out on my patio soon. I LOVE mojitos!


  18. #
    fatpiginthemarket — April 5, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Cocojito…I salute you! I need a new cocktail concoction. I’m running out to buy Coconut rum today!


    • themessybakerblog replied April 5th, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      Thanks. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think. Per request, I’m making another batch for a bonfire I’m going to this weekend.


  19. #
    lovefoodcookfood — April 15, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Thank you for this recipe. I love mojitos. :-)


  20. #
    Stephanie — April 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Ohh, love the coconut rum in this mojito!


  21. #
    kaleighaubry — April 20, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Jennie, this sounds delicious!


    • themessybakerblog replied April 20th, 2012 at 8:49 am

      Oh my, they really are tasty. Watch out, they’re addictive. Thanks, Kale.


  22. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — April 30, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Love it! Sounds refreshing and delicious…and powerful. :)


  23. #
    Renee @ Tortillas and Honey — April 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I can definitely use me some of this!!! Looks so good! And I like it makes A LOT! :-)


  24. #
    Choc Chip Uru — April 30, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    This drink looks so pretty – that colour is gorgeous and I bet it is most refreshing :D

    Choc Chip Uru


  25. #
    Kiri W. — April 30, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Oooh, sounds delicious! I am a serious coconut addict and would love one of these :)



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