Coco-mojito Sparkler

Jonathon’s parents are visiting us from Texas, and we ended a lovely weekend with some Farmhouse front porch-drinkin’.  It was so hot (around 100 degrees), and so, after much serious debate, it was decided that we would revisit the Mojito Sparklers we made over Memorial Day.  With one minor tweak….instead of light rum, as the recipe calls for, the bartender got creative and used coconut rum.  Oh.  My.  Gosh.  Hands down, this is a better cocktail than the original (if you like coconut–if not, stick to the non-coco-mojito sparkler).  So, at the risk of being redundant, I am including the revised recipe:

In a highball or glass that will withstand the muddler, muddle together:

-approx. 5 fresh mint leaves (in this case, we used pineapple mint from le jardin)

-1 teaspoon golden brown sugar

-1/2 oz. simple syrup

-1/2 oz. Rose’s lime juice (or other lime juice)

Muddle that junk together.  Fill glass with ice, then add:

-2 oz. coconut-flavored rum

-2 oz. champagne, or other sparkling wine (we used Cava–delicious!)

Give it a good stir, garnish with mint (and a wee umbrella if you are awesome and just have them lying around), and put it in your face!

Jonathon gets his muddle on.

Yep.

A little doggy-style front porch-drinkin’: muddled mint and ice water. And cocktail umbrella, of course.

The view looking out from my corner of the shade.

Abbie and the General finish the evening watching a bit of Olympics.

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6 thoughts on “Coco-mojito Sparkler

  1. Alex @ northofseven August 6, 2012 at 2:32 pm Reply

    I have a friend that just moved to Texas from the Great White North (ok I’m being dramatic Toronto). I have go to send her your link with this and that coaster. 🙂

    • farmhouseK8 August 6, 2012 at 2:33 pm Reply

      Heheh…yeah, our house is strangely full of these sorts of bits and pieces!

  2. Lindsey August 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Can you bring one to the hospital after I have this baby!!!

    • farmhouseK8 August 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm Reply

      You got it! 🙂 I’ll bring two!

  3. yrppies August 6, 2012 at 8:17 pm Reply

    Mojitos are a favorite in our house; looks like the pup may have had one too many :).

  4. Shannon @ DirtNKids August 7, 2012 at 12:25 am Reply

    Love the coaster quote by Davy Crockett. Classic. Rum and ANYTHING coconut (I use coconut milk, pineapple juice, and a lime squeeze) go together. CHEERS!

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