You only need 5 minutes and a few ingredients to make a deliciously refreshing coconut water mocktail full of functional health benefits and fresh flavor! Don't sleep on this one.
And if you enjoy this recipe, you'll love my easy mint mocktail!
Why You'll Love this Recipe
Refreshing - I love this coconut water based mocktail on a hot day (which we have a lot of here in Houston) because it's so refreshing and hydrating--don't sleep on the electrolytes!
Simple Ingredients - There's nothing you can't pronounce in this coconut water drink. Just nourishing, whole food ingredients with health benefits like antioxidants and good ole vitamin C.
Quick and Easy - You only need five minutes to craft this zero proof drink and no fancy bar tools! I have notes on everyday kitchen tools that will get you the same results at home below.
If you're trying to drink less alcohol, you're in the right place because we LOVE mocktails over here so get into my hibiscus tea mocktail, sparkling ginger mocktail and the easy ginger ale mocktail or grapefruit shrub mocktail with gut benefits!
What You'll Need for this Recipe
Coconut Water - is the base full of natural sweetness, hydration, and tropical taste. Use fresh coconut water from young or "tender" coconuts for the best nutritional profile with no pulp.
Lime Juice from fresh limes is best for flavor but you can use concentrated lime juice, if needed.
Honey Ginger Syrup - I make it from scratch in 30 minutes and keep it on deck for making lots of different drinks, including my grapefruit mocktail!
Fresh Mint makes this taste kind of like a coconut mojito mocktail. Use whatever kind of mint your like.
Check out the recipe card below for full ingredients list, measurements, nutrition facts, and step-by-step instructions!
Substitutions & Variations
Citrus - I love preparing coconut water lime mocktails but you can use orange, lemon or even grapefruit to change up the taste and color.
Bubbles - Add the bubbly water of your choice like Top Chico to make a coconut sparkling water mocktail for extra fanciness!
Sweetener - You can swap in my turmeric ginger honey or use another sweetener of your choosing like agave nectar, monk fruit or maple syrup--or none at all.
How to Make a Coconut Mocktail
Step: Muddle the mint and honey ginger syrup to release the oils and flavor.
Step: Add ice, lime juice, and coconut water.
Pro Tip #1: If you don't have a muddler, the end of a kitchen spoon works nearly just as well!
Pro Tip #2: I use a jigger to measure out the liquid ingredients but if you don't have one, grab a standard shot glass, which holds the same volume as the large end of a jigger.
Step: Stir to combine all the ingredients for a consistent sip from start to finish.
Step: Serve on the rocks and garnish with a wedge of lime (optional).
Pro Tip #3: Use a bar spoon or a butter knife and a gentle hand to stir the drink.
Coconut Mocktail Video
Frequently Asked Questions
You can make this drink up to three days ahead of time. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Add about 24 mint leaves and two ounces honey syrup to a pitcher then muddle to combine. Pour in 24 ounces of cold coconut water and the juice of two limes. Serves up to four people over ice.
Health Benefits of Mock-tails with Coconut Water
Coconut water has plenty of healthy features all by itself, including electrolytes like magnesium, potassium, and calcium (WebMD)--some might call this a coconut water adrenal cocktail because of these compounds. And when we add in the other ingredients in this non-alcoholic cocktail, it gets better!
Mint is great for oral health and support healthy digestion (WebMD) and both mint and ginger are antioxidant rich to reduce oxidative stress (NIH). And don't forget the immune supporting boost of vitamin C from the lime juice.
Lastly, this is an under 100 calorie drink, in case your counting those.
More Healthy Drink Recipes
Here's hoping you raise a glass of ginger coconut water mocktail to your health soon and very soon. And sharing is caring so be sure to pin this low-calorie coconut mocktail mint recipe for later and follow me over on Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Coconut Water Mocktail (Quick & Easy!)
- 6 mint leaves
- ½ ounce ginger honey syrup
- ½ lime
- 6 ounces coconut water chilled
- Add mint leaves and honey syrup to a rocks glass and muddle to release the oils from the mint.
- Fill glass halfway with ice then squeeze in lime juice and top up with coconut water.
- Stir mocktail to combine all the flavors. Serve cold.