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Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea

March 6, 2023
Shanika | Orchids + Sweet Tea
Make a bubbly, minty fresh, citrusy, and refreshing alcohol-free drink to sip all year-round with this Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea!

Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea

This Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea is a simple delicious mocktail that comes rich in bold coconut, lime, and green tea flavors. Made with an easy homemade honey-green tea simple syrup, freshly-squeezed lime juice, pure coconut blend, and topped with your favorite ginger-based bubbly, this mocktail is the best addition to any occasion or holiday! Vegan option.

Tumbler pouring Coconut Mojito Mocktail into a glass

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I love a good mocktail. Honestly, I've made so many mocktails on this blog that have highlighted almost every flavor and while I enjoy fruity ones the most, this Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea is definitely a high contender. There's just something about this minty fresh, perfectly sweet, smooth, and refreshing feel that you get from this mocktail, especially with the transition of the Spring season that'll be happening soon. The creative flavors in this drink makes it the perfect sip for dinners, brunches, and even fancy occasions. It's super versatile----much like these no-alcohol Traditional Bloody Mary Mocktails.

Plus, because it's totally alcohol-free, it's something that can be enjoyed with the entire family. Oh and if you're looking to get that warm vanilla, toasted spice, and velvety decadence of dark rum which is traditionally in a mojito----no worries! I love using Ritual Zero Proof, which has AMAZING alcohol-free alternatives to actual alcohol flavors to help bring together your mocktails in a great way and their Rum Alternative is perfect for this particular mojito mocktail. And this Cucumber Ginger Mint Mocktail is so good too!

Either way, everyone is guaranteed to love these! Be sure to watch all recipes via IG Reels for a nice visual!

This Coconut Mojito Mocktail is the Best!

And if you're in the mood for something tropical with a hint of fruity, then I recommend trying my Pineapple Jalapeño Lime Mocktail because it's the best balance between sweet + spicy.

Overall, this Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea is super easy to make, requires just a handful of ingredients, comes whipped together in 10 minutes (or less), and is the perfect balance between refreshing + the right amount of sweetness. For a smooth, thicker flavor + texture, I recommend using a 100% coconut blend like Lakewood Organic's version, which is a nice addition by the way! However, you can always use pure coconut water for a thinner texture.

What is Coconut Mojito Made of?

Traditional Coconut Mojitos are made from simple handful of ingredients: mint, rum, and lime juice that's combined with cream of coconut.

Are Coconut Mojitos Healthy or Unhealthy?

Overall, coconut moijtos are on the healthier side especially with the presence of Vitamin C from the use of lime. In addition, combining mint and lime also has been linked to helping with digestion. Lastly, again due to the lime and mint combination, mojitos are rich in calcium.

How to Make Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea

The first thing you can make for these mocktails for a fancy/fun feel is the ice cubes, if you don't plan on using regular crushed ice. You can literally add lime + basil leave pieces in your favorite ice cube tray, top with coconut water, set it and forget it for a minimum of 3-4 hours (or overnight) until ice cubes are formed.

Then, you whip together the honey-green tea simple syrup and mocktail ingredients and assemble. Serve and enjoy!

Coconut Mojito Mocktail topped with mint and a lime slice

Why You'll Love This Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea

First and foremost, the flavors in this simple and easy Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea is enough to convince anyone, however, here are a few more reasons why you'll love this recipe:

  • It's Very Similar to the real 'feel' of a cocktail. Yes, while this mocktail doesn't have actual alcohol, I promise that it's just as complex in flavor, with a slight "burn" (very minimal), and tasty as any cocktail----obviously with additional bold flavors from the tart lemony flavor and the nice ginger beer fizz. Of course, you can always add a nice alcohol-free cocktail option from Ritual Zero Proof.
  • It's super fun to make! I literally love the creation of the ice cubes (if using) and the shaking of all of the ingredients the cocktail shaker too!
  • You save money! This by far is one of my biggest reasons for making my own drinks at home (minus the last point to come). You definitely save more money purchasing the ingredients and making your own servings at home.
  • It's healthier. Most of all, this is my biggest plus! I love when I am able to know what ingredients I use whenever making drinks, cooking, or baking. Making my mocktails and drinks in general at home has definitely allowed me to switch to healthier, organic ingredients which is a win, win!

Ingredients for Coconut Mojito Mocktail

Here’s what you need for these Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea:

  • Coconut blend. The use of fresh organic 100% coconut blend makes this mocktail smooth and slightly thick for the perfect 'cream of coconut' alternative feel. I love using Lakewood Organics. However, you can always use pure coconut water for a lighter feel.
  • Lime juice. I like to use freshly-squeezed lime juice, but if you don't have a juicer and don't want to struggle with so many limes, you can also use store-bought.
  • Honey. I like to use raw, organic honey, but you can substitute with cane sugar, maple syrup, or brown sugar for simple syrup.
  • Green tea bags. I like to use organic premium green tea bags, which adds loads of antioxidants to this mocktail. However, you can always substitute with black tea, white tea, or or even chamomile tea.
  • Basil. I like the herby taste of basil leaves which can be included in the ice cubes (if using). You can also use mint leaves (for a traditional feel), rosemary, or thyme, if preferred.
  • Soda. Top your mocktails with premium ginger beer. But you can also use sparkling water or lime soda (such as organic lime soda or Sprite).
  • Water. This is used with the other ingredients for the simple syrup. For clearer ice cubes, it's best to use store-bought "pure" water. See post for more info!
  • Garnish. This creates a nice, fancy experience for your mocktails. I love using lime wedges, pieces of cut coconut (flesh), salt or sugar for the rims, and fresh basil leaves.

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Two glasses of Coconut Mojito Mocktail

What Alcohol is Best for Mojitos?

If you’d like to serve this as a cocktail, you can add your favorite alcohol to the mixture. The best alcohol for a classic mojito is white rum, which is a slightly sweet liquor----making it perfect for fruity or minty drinks. As I stated before, Ritual Zero Proff has a delicious Rum alternative to bring this drink together. However, these other types of alcohols (just about 1 ounce or so) can work great with this Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea flavor combo also:

  • Gin
  • Tequila
  • Vodka

Sweetener Options? Vegan-friendly?

Absolutely! I like to add a bit of natural sweetener to most things that I drink, including this Coconut Mojito Mocktail. Maple syrup is a great option because it's vegan and has antioxidants, much like honey which adds additional nutrients. However, you can try any healthy sweetener substitutions you like.

The Best Healthy Sugar Alternatives + Substitutes list is all about finding better ways to enjoy your favorite sweets without compromising your healthy lifestyle. For those who follow a vegetarian and/or vegan lifestyle, this lists offers a few great ideas to incorporate healthy sweeteners into your diet.

SHOP MY FAVORITE DRINKWARE ITEMS AND ACCESSORIES!

Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with these Coconut Mojito Mocktails with Green Tea. Everything from my fave glassware, cocktail shakers, ice cubes trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!

Creating Additional Mocktail Servings

This Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea recipe serves two. But you’ll probably want more and I can’t blame you! You can easily double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd or your entire family.

The Best Alternatives to Green Tea

While green tea is completely optional if you want to omit it entirely, I wanted to share a few alternatives which can add great flavor to this coconut mojito mocktail as well. Yes---green tea is one of the healthiest teas in the world, comes loaded with antioxidants, and is great for glowing skin, but I can understand if you aren't a fan of green tea (especially the "grassy" taste) or just want to switch things up. So, here are great options that you can add:

  • Black Tea
  • White Tea
  • Chamomile Tea
  • Lemon Balm Tea

Two glasses of Coconut Mojito Mocktail

How to Make Clear Ice Cubes without a Clear Ice Cube Mold

One of the greatest phenomenons when it comes to ice cubes has been seeing super clear ice cubes from those clear ice cube systems or molds and wanting to try it, but not necessarily wanting to have a huge contraption in my freezer. Haha. Anyone else feel my pain? Whelp, no need to worry----I've done my research and tested it out a bit and have found some solutions to help those of us who don't have any fancy system to making clear ice cubes. Here are a few ways:

Tip #1: It's best to use water that is distilled or super filtered to avoid gasses and dissolved oxygen, which are the two things that cause our ice to "fog up" when frozen.

Tip #2: Boil your water and freeze your water hot. Again, much to my previous point, this removes any dissolved oxygen or gasses. Just be sure to carefully pour the hot water into your ice cube tray or mold-----preferably one made from materials that naturally insulates like silicone. Also, ensure that your tray lays FLAT while freezing.

Tip #3: Slow freeze your ice cubes. This should be done for about 24 hours, which allows any impurities to be forced out of the ice---resulting in much clearer ice.

More Amazing Coconut Recipes to Try!

If you love this Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea, try these other coconut flavored options next:

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Glass of Coconut Mojito Mocktail topped with mint leaves and a lime slice

 

Glass of Coconut Mojito Mocktail

Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea

March 6, 2023
5 from 2 votes
Make a bubbly, minty fresh, citrusy, and refreshing alcohol-free drink to sip all year-round with this Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 servings

Ingredients

HONEY-GREEN TEA SYRUP:

  • 2 green tea bags, premium
  • ¼ cup raw honey
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • handful of basil leaves (You can also use mint leaves, if preferred)

MOCKTAIL:

  • 1 cup 100% coconut blend (You can always use organic coconut water instead)
  • ½ cup Honey-Green Tea syrup, cooled
  • 1 lime, freshly-squeezed
  • Crushed ice
  • Ginger beer, for topping

OPTIONAL GARNISH:

  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Sliced limes
  • Sea salt or sugar, for rim

Instructions

TO MAKE THE HONEY-GREEN TEA SYRUP:

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add together all ingredients (stirring them to combine) and bring to a boil, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 2-3 minutes or so. Remove from heat, discard the tea bags and basil, and let it cool completely.

TO MAKE THE MOCKTAIL:

  • In a cocktail shaker, add the coconut blend, lime juice, and cooled honey-green tea syrup, shaking vigorously to combine.
  • Assemble the mocktail(s): For each mocktail, fill a good cocktail glass (11 oz. or so) with crushed ice and pour half the amount of the mocktail mixture and top with ginger beer until glass(es) is ¾ filled. Add lime wedges inside your mocktail and fresh basil leaves, if desired. NOTE: To be a bit fancy, you can add salt or sugar around the rim(s) of glass(es).
  • Sip and Enjoy!

Tips & Tricks

  • SERVING SIZE: To make additional mocktails, simply double or triple ingredients, depending on need.
  • ALCOHOL: If you'd like to keep this recipe amazing, but want to spruce things up with alcohol, feel free to add 1 ounce of rum, vodka, etc.
  • EQUIPMENT: Here, I’ve curated a list of drinkware and mocktail essentials that I use to achieve my favorite drinking experiences, especially with this Coconut Mojito Mocktail with Green Tea. Everything from my fave glassware, cocktail shakers, ice cube trays, and more. SEE THEM HERE!
  • RIM(S): To make things more fancy, I love to add sea salt or cane sugar to the rim of my glass(es). To do this, you'll simply need to wet the rims a bit with a lime wedge and then turned facing down, slightly moving it around in the sugar or salt until covered.

Nutrition

Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.01g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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