My favorite mojito cocktail is made with Coke! I jokingly call it a “Coke-jito!” You’ll just call it AMAZING.
Botran Rum sent me samples to taste. I used on in this post.
My Favorite Mojito Cocktail
I love a good mojito. And I love Coke. I don’t drink it very often, but it is my soda of choice. So while in Mexico this summer, I was trying to find a drink that would be super yummy that no one could screw up (seriously, we were at an all-inclusive resort that I thought would excel at margaritas and they just butchered them).
This is how I invented the Coke-jito
Mojitos can be made different ways by different bartenders but I thought to my self, “self – if you have them make it with Coke instead of a combination of simple syrup and soda water or some other way bartenders make them, it will be less likely to taste bad.”
So basically I invented the Coke-jito. Which I realize is basically rum and coke…And then I found out that other people have posted about Coke-jitos. Long story short, I think I’m a genius but turns out I’m just average. But I still like this drink and I think you will too.
What You Need
You need all the basics for a mojito:
- Agave syrup if you need it to be sweeter
- Coca-Cola instead of club soda
How to Make It
And you make it the same way.
1.) Muddle your lime and mint. And take a deep breath because this is quite possibly the best smell ever! Unless you add in some newborn baby. But I do not suggest muddling your infant.
2.) Then you add some rum. I chose to do a dark rum, although a traditional mojito is a light rum. I don’t know all the nuances of the two types, but I feel like dark rum adds a nice sweetness to drinks it is mixed with.
3.) Drink and enjoy!
The Coke-jito is that easy. And so yummy. I like to think of this as my winter mojito. Or a way dirtier version of the Dirty Diet Coke craze that was happening over the summer because of the addition of alcohol.
Mojito Cocktail - Coke-jito Recipe
This mojito cocktail uses Coca-Cola instead of club soda.
- 1.5 - 2 oz rum light or dark - to your liking
- 1 lime (quartered and quarters cut in half
- 8 mint leaves
- 1 can of Coke
- Agave Syrup optional
- To a tall glass, add lime and mint.
- Add ice.
- Top with a can of Coke.
- Give it a light stir.
- If you need it a little sweeter, add agave syrup to taste.
More Cocktail Recipes
Here are a few more drinks that you’ll enjoy! Cheers!