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.
- 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.
Serving Size1 Servings
Amount Per Serving Calories 414 Total Fat 1g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 75mg Carbohydrates 59g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 8g Sugar 45g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 3g
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