Coconut Milk Mojitos

When it comes to summer cocktails, my go-to lately has been mojitos made with no sugar. I think they're refreshing and love that they don't leave me feeling gross after a few.

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.

At a restaurant the other night, the waitress looked back at me completely horrified, "But it's going to be SO SOUR," she exclaimed.

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.

Fortunately, when I'm home, I get to play bartender and I don't have to worry about people slipping carbs into my drink. As delicious as plain mojitos are, I also really love flavored ones.  

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.

I think the natural sweetness of the coconut milk is enough in the coconut mojito, but if you like something a bit more traditional, I've also included directions for adding a little sugar. You can also easily multiply the drink and make it by the pitcher.

Just add ice, a few straws, and you have yourself a party!

P. S. Want more delicious latin recipes? Check out my eCookbook: The Puerto Rican Christmas Table with 40+ recipes and full-color photos. Click here to learn more!


****
Love Always Order Dessert? Let's connect! Follow me on Twitter or Pinterest, become a fan on Facebook, or sign up to receive my once-a-week e-mail updates. And if you ever need any entertaining or cooking advice, please don't hesitate to e-mail me. Thanks for reading!    


Coconut Milk Mojitos
Makes 1 drink

Ingredients
10 mint leaves
1 lime, cut into small wedges
1 tablespoon sugar (optional)
2 ounces white rum
2 ounces coconut milk
Iceclub soda

Directions
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.

Serve immediately.


No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Leave a comment or ask a question. Don't be shy!

LinkWithin