Pineapple Coconut Virgin Mojito Float

March 26, 2018mayurisjikoni

Pineapple Coconut Virgin Mojito Float

The original plan was to make a virgin pineapple mojito. By the way, did you know that the new term for a non alcoholic mojito (moheetoh) is nojito (noheetoh). Its been so hot and humid the past few days that hubby insisted that whatever I make it has to be super cold. So the idea of the float came to my mind. Pineapple Coconut Virgin Mojito Float is a cooling, thirst quenching, nectarous mocktail with fresh tender coconut, coconut water, mint and topped with pineapple coconut sorbet. Must admit though a dash of coconut rum would have taken the mocktail to a new spirit level 😉 Mojitos usually consist of lime, mint, sparkling water, soda or limeade, with some rum. My creation begs to differ a bit.

Cheers!

Go to any party, bar, pub, lounge, restaurant, reception, and you’ll see people clinking their glasses and saying cheers. Whether young or old, men or women, kids or adults all raise their glasses, filled with alcoholic or non alcoholic drinks to toast a host or for general good wishes to all present. The word cheers originates from the French word chiere which meant face or head.

 

The Meaning and Tradition of Cheers

  • By 18th century it meant gladness and was used as a way for encouragement. Today cheers is simply a way of wishing one or a group, good health and happiness.
  • It is believed that glasses were raised up as an offering of wine to the Gods. Clinking of glasses has many theories. However, no one is really sure which is the right one. 
  • When one has a glass of an alcoholic or non alcoholic drink in their hand, the sight of the drink evokes sight, taste, smell and feel. However to evoke the fifth sense, hearing, glasses are clinked resulting in the enhancement of all five senses.
  • In the olden times people clinked their glasses and cheered loudly to ward off evil spirits. Any alcohol that was spilt on the floor during this ritual was for the bad spirits, hoping that men would be left in peace to enjoy the revelry.
  • It was a way to avoid poisoning. In the olden days it was common to kill your enemy by poisoning their drink. Glasses were filled till the brim, and the action of clinking hard would result in the drinks getting mixed. After that one would sip the drink immediately to signify that all is good.
  • We commonly say ‘let’s toast,’ or ‘lets say a toast’. The term toast actually comes from the medieval practice of dropping a stale or spiced toast into the wine to soak up the acidity from a poor wine. It also helped to soften stale bread. By the 18th century toast meant honoring a person or group rather than the practice of dropping stale bread into wine.

 

My Poison

Poison in the slang word used for ones favorite alcoholic drink. While wine and champagne top the list, I love margaritas, Bloody Mary, mojitos and sangria. Gin and tonic, Gimlet, and recently acquired a taste for Negroni after tasting it at The Elementum, Bali. 

 

FoodieMonday/ Bloghop Group

For the 137th theme, Priya who blogs at The World Through My Eyes suggested Mocktails. That’s the reason Pineapple Coconut Virgin Mojito Float is a mocktail and not a cocktail. I was a bit apprehensive about making a mocktail as I was not sure I’d get the right blend of flavors without the alcohol. However, I’m so glad I tried this pineapple coconut virgin mojito float as it was lip smacking good.

 

Mocktails to try out:

Watermelon Sherbet by Mildly Indian

Sea Breeze Mocktail by Masala Korb

Mango Colada by Cooking with Sapana

Peach Mocktail by Cooking with a Smile

Pineapple Mint Aqua Fresca by Home Made Recipes

Fresh Strawberry and Mint Club Soda by The Yellow Daal

Cocktail with Watermelon and Fanta by Batter Up With Sujata

Lime and Clementine Mocktail by Priya’s Versatile Recipes

Virgin Mixed Berry Caipirinha by Jagruti’s Cooking Odyssey

Coconut Cucumber Cooler by Evergreen Dishes (no photo)

Ingredients Required For Pineapple Coconut Virgin Mojito Float

Fresh Pineapple – for juice and pineapple wedges

Fresh Coconut – the type that has fresh coconut water and the coconut meat as you need both

Sugar – as required

Fresh Mint Leaves

Fresh Lime or Lemon Juice

One really doesn’t need a reason to gather with friends and enjoy a drink or two. Here’s a toast to happiness and good health with my pineapple coconut virgin mojito float.

 

PINEAPPLE COCONUT VIRGIN MOJITO FLOAT  

Pineapple Coconut Virgin Mojito Float is a cooling, thirst quenching,nectarous mocktail made from coconut water, mint, lemon and a homemade pineapple coconut sorbet
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Course Drinks, Mocktail
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

For the pineapple coconut sorbet:

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple juice
  • ½ cup fresh coconut meat the white part removed from coconuts that are still green
  • 1 tbsp sugar optional

For the mocktail:

  • 1-2 scoops pineapple coconut sorbet
  • cups fresh coconut water chilled
  • 12-14 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar optional
  • 1 tbsp lime or lemon juice

For serving:

  • 2 tall or Collins glasses
  • sprigs of mint
  • fresh pineapple wedges
  • 2 pineapple leaves optional
  • crushed ice

Instructions
 

Preparation of the pineapple coconut sorbet:

  • Strain the fresh pineapple juice to remove any fibers.
  • Add the juice and coconut meat into a blender.
  • Add sugar only if the pineapple juice is not sweet.
  • Process till you get a smooth thick mixture.
  • Pour this mixture into a small container and freeze for 4-6 hours.

Preparation of the cocktail:

  • Add the coconut water, lemon or lime juice and mint into the blender.
  • Add sugar only if the coconut water is not sweet.
  • Process till the mint is finely chopped.
  • Add some crushed ice into the glasses.
  • Divide this liquid between 2 glasses.
  • Add 1-2 scoops of the pineapple coconut sorbet.
  • Decorate with mint sprigs, pineapple wedges or as you wish and serve immediately.

Notes

  • If you don't get any coconut meat, then add ¼ cup coconut cream to the pineapple to make the sorbet.
  • I used lemon instead of lime as I didn't get any lime.
  • If you want to add some coconut rum or any other rum, add 2oz (½ cup) to the coconut water.
  • Adding crushed ice is totally optional as adding the cold sorbet makes the drink cold.
  • I didn't add any sugar as both the pineapple juice and coconut water were sweet.
  • I used about 1½ cups of pineapple chunks to get 1 cup juice.
  • For a healthy version, add stevia, maple syrup or honey instead of sugar if necessary.
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21 Comments

  • Saswati Hota

    March 26, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    Pineapple and Coconut is such a divine combo…this drink is making me crave for it♥️

  • Priya Suresh

    March 26, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    Such a refreshing drink, love to drink a super huge glass anytime, love that collage and thanks for adding mine.

  • Sujata Roy

    March 27, 2018 at 1:38 am

    Wow Mayuri what a combination. Coconut, pineapple and lime I am sure taste will be heavenly. Awesome.

  • Priya Iyer

    March 27, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Oh, wow! That's such a beautiful version of virgin mojito! 🙂

  • Poonam Bachhav

    March 27, 2018 at 5:21 am

    The pineapple coconut mojito has lovely blend of flavors..sounds refreshing !

  • Rafeeda AR

    March 28, 2018 at 5:16 am

    I totally love the idea of the coconut sorbet… and then it being topped on this heavenly mojito…. can't wait for summers when I see this drink, even though I dread the blistering heat in this part of the world!

  • Nayna Kanabar

    March 29, 2018 at 11:59 am

    This recipe looks absolutely refreshing and delicious,I have a pineapple in my fruit basket so will definitely make the sorbet for this. It looks delicious,

  • Spice Affairs

    March 29, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Loved the infusion of tropical flavours in the drink its so refreshing, lovely share.

  • Shobha

    March 29, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Lovely summer drink.. Soon it will be time to relish all these summer coolers.

  • temples of india

    April 1, 2018 at 5:59 am

    This looks so so refreshing!!!. I am missing the bloghop. will join you guys soon

  • Mallika Bhandary

    April 1, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    This looks yummy yum yum! As a co-cocktail lover, I gotta dry this with a dash of Rum! Love this!

  • FoodTrails

    May 9, 2019 at 6:09 am

    Beautiful refreshing color , and superb combination of flavours.. much needed for this hot summer weather.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      May 9, 2019 at 10:56 am

      Thanks Swati, it is a heat buster drink.

  • Priya Srinivasan

    December 29, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    5 stars
    What a gorgeous drink mayurji! Looks so perfect and totally tempting, i would love to grab that glass straight off the screen to enjoy it!! I m definitely trying this!!!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 31, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you so much Priya. Enjoy it when you try out the recipe.

  • Jayashree T.Rao

    December 30, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    5 stars
    This is a refreshing mock tail, love the flavour of pineapple and coconut in it. A perfect drink during summer.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 31, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Thanks Jayashree, one of my favourite as I love pineapple.

  • Archana

    December 30, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    5 stars
    O la la! I love this delicious pineapple coconut virgin mojito nee what was the word nojito. Sounds absolutely delicious and just will hit it! I can’t wait to get my hands on all the ingredients. Yum yum yum!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      December 31, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you so much Archana. The pineapple coconut sorbet adds that refreshing and cooling factor.. so please do try the recipe.

  • Chef Mireille

    January 1, 2021 at 9:09 am

    5 stars
    I love the idea of making this with a sorbet base. I am definitely saving this to try for the summer season!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      January 1, 2021 at 8:56 pm

      Thank you so much Mireille, perfect for summer and can add a bit of rum.

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