Fresh & Fruity Loquat Mojitos

These loquat mojitos will bring a taste of the tropics to your cocktail hour. Flavor will burst in your mouth from sweet loquats mixed with the tropical flavors of  lime, rum , mint and sparkling coconut water.

Loquat Mojitos | 2 Cookin Mamas This loquat mojito will bring a taste of the tropics to your cocktail hour. Flavor will burst in your mouth from sweet loquats mixed with the tropical flavors of  lime, rum , mint and sparkling coconut water. #cocktail #rumdrink #loquats

This past weekend, my wonderful neighbor brought us a few loquats off her tree.  Aren’t they pretty? I love these little beauties! We actually used to have our own tree in the front yard but it got struck by lightning and died. Sad story isn’t it? Any way, as I was saying, I was so excited to get the loquats I just had to put my creative juices to work (no pun intended) and figure out something to make.

Loquats | 2 Cookin Mamas

A cocktail was the first thing that came to mind. I know that fresh fruit always makes the best drinks and these sweet little gems were going to make one heck of a cocktail! So I put my bartender hat on and got to work. (I don’t really have a hat but it sounded good.)

Loquat Mojitos overhead | 2 Cookin Mamas

By the way, if you have never seen a loquat, they are small, oval fruits that  grow in clusters on a medium sized tree. They have a fuzzy yellow skin and flesh that is orange or yellow in color. Now the problem is these fruits are small to begin with and have anywhere from 2-6 large seeds in the center so you need a lot to make anything. But, oh my, they are so good! The flavor reminds me of apricots but some say it is more of a cross between a peach, citrus and wild mango.

I had enough loquats to make 2 good sized drinks. I think this drink would be awesome substituting very ripe apricots or peaches for the loquats too.

Cheers!

LOQUAT MOJITOS
Total Time
10 mins
 

This loquat mojito will bring a taste of the tropics to your cocktail hour. Flavor will burst in your mouth with this fruity drink made with sweet loquats, rum and sparkling coconut water. 

Servings: 1 serving
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 10-12 loquats
  • 2 Tablespoons lime juice or juice of 1 lime
  • 4-6 sprigs mint
  • 1-3  teaspoons agave nectar,  depending on sweetness desired
  • 1-1/2 oz. white rum
  • 1/4 cup La Croix sparkling coconut water, club soda or even champagne
Directions
  1. In a shaker, place seeded and washed loquats, lime juice, mint sprigs and agave. 
  2. Using a wooden spoon or muddler, crush everything together to get the most juice from the loquats and bring out the flavor of the mint. 

  3. Add the rum and place the top on the shaker and shake for 30 seconds.

  4. Fill a tall glass with ice. Pour the mixture from the shaker, through a strainer, into the glass. 

  5. Top with sparkling coconut water and garnish with a sprig of mint.

Recipe Notes

If you can't find loquats you can substitute apricots or quince.

 

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This loquat mojito will bring a taste of the tropics to your cocktail hour. Flavor will burst in your mouth from sweet loquats mixed with the tropical flavors of  lime, rum , mint and sparkling coconut water. #cocktail #rum #loquats #mint #drink #tropicaldrink

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Becky Winkler (A Calculated Whisk)
    03/25/2015 at 4:48 pm

    Wow, these sound delicious! I have never heard of loquats before, but I love a good tropically-inspired cocktail.

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/25/2015 at 5:22 pm

      Thanks Becky! You can sub in apricots or peaches if you can’t find loquats & it will be just as delicious. It’s a great drink for spring and summer.

  • Reply
    justine
    03/25/2015 at 5:23 pm

    This is so gorgeous!

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/26/2015 at 9:05 am

      Thanks Justine! Hope you get to try it soon!

  • Reply
    The Food Hunter
    03/27/2015 at 11:23 am

    What an amazing cocktail…pinning

    • Reply
      Linda Warren
      03/27/2015 at 11:28 am

      Thanks Food Hunter! Reminds me of the Caribbean!

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