Watch this mojito recipe to make an amazingly refreshing Coconut Mojito! Using healthy substitutes, this is perfect to beat the heat on a hot day.
Watch this mojito recipe for how to make an amazingly refreshing Coconut Mojito – perfect to beat the heat on a hot summer day! Phoebe Lapine shows you how to make a spin on a classic Cuban cocktail to make it a little healthier.
First you’re going pour some white rum into your cup – you’re probably going to want about a 1:4 ratio of liquor to other ingredients. In the classic mojito you have a combination of fresh mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar, but to make it a little bit healthier, you’re going to use raw honey instead of sugar. Add in the fresh mint leaves (you want to tear these until into little pieces so some of the juice from the leaves start coming out to mix in well with the drink.) Then add some fresh lime juice to add the citrus flavor to it. And finally you’ll add in some coconut milk.
For the healthiest coconut mojito, you’ll want to have light coconut milk, so you get the loads of potassium, vitamins, and minerals from it without as much of the fat. Muddle everything together, add a couple of ice cubes to keep it cool and finally top it off with just a touch of seltzer water to give the drink some effervescence. And there you have it. A delicious and creamy twist on the classic mojito, HealthiNation style!
- 2 cups coconut milk
- ¼ cup silver rum
- ¾ cup fresh lime juice
- 3 tablespoons raw honey
- ½ cup sparkling water
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
InstructionsIn a 4-cup measure or small pitcher, whisk the honey and lime juice until dissolved. Add the coconut, rum, and mint and whisk until combine. Add the sparkling water and stir. Serve with ice. Serves 6
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Phoebe Lapine is a food and health writer, gluten-free chef, wellness personality, culinary instructor, blogger, recipe developer and speaker, born and raised in New York City, where she continues to live and eat.
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I'm Phoebe Lapine and you're watching
HealthiNation's Guide To Summer.
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Today I'm gonna show you one of my
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cocktails to beat the heat.
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A Coconut Mojito, which is a nice healthy
spin on a classic cuban cocktail.
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I'm gonna start with a little
bit of white rum, for
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about one to four ratio
of booze to other liquid.
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Now in a normal mojito, you muddle fresh
mint leaves, lime juice, and sugar.
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But to make it a little
bit healthier this time,
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we're gonna start with raw
honey instead of sugar.
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Just about that much.
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We have our fresh mint leaves.
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Lots of mints.
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And I'm just gonna coarsely tear them
in my hands to loosen up the oils, and
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then we're gonna muddle them all together.
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And then some fresh lime juice.
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And this is what's gonna give
it that great summer brightness.
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Then we've got our coconut milk.
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And I'm using light coconut milk
cuz even though coconuts have
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tons of different vitamins and minerals.
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And lots of potassium especially, it can
get a little bit fattening, so look for
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the light can.
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we're gonna muddle this together,
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get all that honey off the bottom,
add a couple of ice cubes, keep it cool.
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Nice and muddled.
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And then just to give
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it a little effervescence, top it off
with just a touch of seltzer water.
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And that's it, beautiful, coconut mojito.
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So yummy, the coconut milk kinda
gives it this nice creaminess.
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You got that bright lime and
mint, just feels totally Summery.
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Pack full of little bit of a punch,
perfect for your next Summer party.
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I'm Phoebe Lupine, you've been watching
HealthiNation's Guide To Summer, and
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I will see you next time.
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