Recipe by CulinaryExplorer
Til today I had never had a mojito, but I had saved many recipes for them into my books thinking they looked delicious! After looking through the ingredients for each I realized I didn't quite have all the ingredients for any certain one so decided rather than search all night for one to use what I had on hand I would create my own. So this is the result and it turned out amazing! The name came from the simple fact that I used a very special bottle of coconut vanilla rum we purchased on our honeymoon in Tahiti. I am sure any coconut rum would suffice and maybe you can add a bit of vanilla as well to get the same flavor. Since I don't have a lot to compare it to, I will let you be the judge.....
Top Review by kiwidutch
Ohhh Yum! I do have to admit some difficulty in getting the exact ingredients for this recipe: no frozen lemonade concentrate in NL, so I used regular lemonade and I found some coconut rum but none with vanilla included as well, so added two drops of vanilla extract and served really chilled this is even better then I imagined it would be. I'm not a massive fan of coconut and feared that it might be overpowering but in fact the lemonade and mint really balance it out nicely. Please see my rating system: 4 lovely stars for a recipe that was excellent to make and relax with after a long and rather too busy day. Thanks!
- 6 mint ice cubes
- 1 1⁄2 cups tonic water
- 3 1⁄2 tablespoons frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
- 2 ounces tahitian coconut vanilla rum (see below for substitution idea)
Directions See How It's Made
- To make mint ice cubes boil water and pour into ice cube trays along with mint sprigs either chopped or left whole.
- In small pitcher add mint ice cubes and tonic water and stir around a bit with a wooden spoon to release some of the mint flavor.
- Stir in the limeade and then the rum.
- Pour into two glasses and sip as you dream about relaxing on the gorgeous beaches of Tahiti and watching the sunset over the clear ocean waters!
- Note: if you use a substitute coconut rum, it might be nice to add just a touch of vanilla.