Coco Rico is a coconut soda from Puerto Rico. Now, I don't drink soda but I was extremely intrigued. I grabbed it and bought it. I immediately though of rum. I knew that this soda would go great with some rum.
I brought it home and opened a can to taste it. It is *very* sweet. Yes, the soda is made with high fructose corn syrup; yes, it has even more sugar, however I do not drink soda everyday and indulging in something different once in a blue moon is not a bad thing. Even though the soda is very sweet the coconut flavor was there and it was very delicate. I knew that it would go great in a mixed drink. A mojito to be exact.
A traditional mojito is made by muddling mint, lime, and sugar together until the lime extracts it's juice. Add 2oz of white rum, add ice and top it off with sparkling water.
Mmmmm, lime and mint!
Since the Coco Rico was so sweet, I decided to forgo the sugar. I muddled a few mint leaves with half a thinly sliced lime, added 2 oz white rum, added ice, and topped off with Coco Rico. The drinks were absolutely delicious!
The Nutless Wonder wants some!
Enjoy your Coco Rico Mojito on the porch! Be sure to wear your hat!
Coco Rico Mojito
Yield: 1 cocktail
Half lime, thinly sliced
4-5 mint leaves, torn
2 oz white rum
- In a small collins glass, muddle lime with mint until the lime extracts all it's juice. Add ice and rum. Top off with Coco Rico. Pour the drink from the collins glass into another glass. Pour from one glass to another to mix the drink well.
- Serve in small collins glass.