When I was in low-carb friendly Miami, this was a stunningly simple request, but back here in New York, I've found that this is not as easy as it sounds.
She looked at me suspiciously, then went off to explain my request to the bartender. She stood watching me as I took my first sip, convinced that I would change my mind, but I just smiled and said that it was perfect. She totally walked away shaking her head.
Unfortunately, the second round came sweetened and when I sent it back, it returned slightly more sour, but still way too sweet. Like they just added more lime juice to it, instead of starting from scratch.
Annoyed, I gave up and just let the drink melt to death on the table.
Coconut mojitos are a favorite and so simple. There are many different ways to make them, but I think the BEST ones are made with real coconut milk, instead of just coconut flavored rum. It makes them creamy and so very satisfying with a natural coconut flavor.
Just add ice, a few straws, and you have yourself a party!
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Coconut Milk Mojitos
Makes 1 drink
10 mint leaves
1 lime, cut into small wedges
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
2 ounces white rum
2 ounces coconut milk
Combine mint leaves, lime wedges, and sugar (if using) in bottom of a tall glass. Use a wooden spoon or muddler to the muddle the mint, lime and sugar together until the lime juices and natural oils are released. Add the rum and coconut milk, stir, then fill the glass with ice and top off with club soda.