Classic Cocktails & Drinks With A Funky Twist

Cojito

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Posted: 01/14/22

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What do you get when you add coconut to a mojito? A Cojito! A tropical twist on the classic rum cocktail makes each sip feel like a vacation. The addition of coconut rum beautifully complements the herbal mint leaves, fresh lime juice, and fizzy club soda to create a cocktail that is fragrant and refreshing!

glass of Cojito with ice, slices of lime, and mint leaves with bottle of Malibu rum

The mojito has many variations with different fruits, like this Pineapple Mojito and Passion Fruit Mojito. The simple swap of regular rum for coconut rum such as Malibu Coconut rum is balanced and oh so smooth.

Cojito Recipe

To make a Cojito at home you will need about an ounce of simple syrup, this one only takes a few minutes to whip up and lasts for a few weeks in the fridge so you can use it for other cocktails too. Then you will shy just shy of an ounce of fresh lime juice, 6-8 mint leaves (a couple for garnish), two ounces of coconut rum (like Malibu), and four ounces of club soda.

How to Make a Cojito

  1. In a glass add your mint leaves (save 1 or 2 for garnish), simple syrup, and lime juice
  2. Muddle gently with a cocktail muddler or the end of a wooden spoon
  3. Pour in Malibu Rum
  4. Add ice to fill the glass
  5. Stir and top with club soda
  6. Garnish and enjoy!

How to Serve

Serve your Cojito in a glass tumbler with lots of ice. Finish off the presentation by adding a couple more mint leaves and a lime wedge.

two glasses of Cojito with ice, mint leaves, and slices of lime with bottle of Malibu rum in the background

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glass of cojito with ice, mint leaves, and lime slices with bottle of Malibu rum in the background
glass of Cojito with ice, slices of lime, and mint leaves with bottle of Malibu rum
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Cojito

Serves: 1 cocktail
(tap # to scale)
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
A Cojito provides a tropical twist on the classic rum cocktail by the addition of coconut rum making each sip feel like a vacation.

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 6 to 8 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces Malibu Rum (coconut rum)
  • 4 ounces club soda

Instructions

  • In a glass add the mint leaves, simple syrup and lime juice.
  • Muddle to combine.
  • Pour in the Malibu.
  • Add the ice to top.
  • Stir.
  • Top with club soda and enjoy.
Author: Nathan Longley
Course: Drinks
glass of Cojito with ice, slices of lime, and mint leaves with bottle of Malibu rum

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Nathan Longley has been his wife’s personal bar tender for as long as he can remember. While he most often enjoys a cold beer, he is known to love our vodka gimlet.

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