Coconut Lime Cilantro Cooler

This Coconut Lime Cilantro Cooler is the perfect cocktail for summer!  Enjoy at your next barbecue or serve at a Mexican fiesta – you just can’t go wrong!

This Coconut Lime Cilantro Cooler is the perfect cocktail for summer! |

I kind of love making cocktails for the blog.  I usually just make one serving (sometimes two…) and after a rigorous photo shoot I get a little me time with my awesome cocktail. I am especially in love with this one. It’s a twist on a coconut mojito.  I substituted cilantro for the mint and got rid of all the extra steps.

This Coconut Lime Cilantro Cooler is the perfect cocktail for summer! |

This cocktail features a lot of my favorite flavors in a super easy to make cocktail. No muddling. No straining. Just stir and enjoy.  I know a lot of people aren’t crazy about cilantro.

You could leave it out or replace it with mint (pretty much making this a mojito).  I personally love cilantro and although it’s not a prominent flavor in this drink, it adds a refreshing kick at the end of each sip.

This Coconut Lime Cilantro Cooler is the perfect cocktail for summer! |

The cilantro definitely adds a Latin flair to this drink and would go perfectly with Mexican cuisine. If you’re still looking for that perfect drink for Cinco de Mayo or perhaps a summer barbecue, this cocktail is definitely the way to go. Easy on the eyes – cool and refreshing on the palate.

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Coconut Lime Cilantro Cooler
Serves: 1 serving
  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) coconut water
  • 3 oz (1/3 cup) sparkling water OR ginger ale OR club soda
  • 1 oz (2 Tbls) fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz (2 Tbls) rum (this is optional)
  • 1 tsp chopped cilantro
  1. Stir all ingredients together.
  2. Garnish with a slice of lime and fresh cilantro
  3. Serve immediately.

This Coconut Lime Cilantro Cooler is the perfect cocktail for summer! |

A few more cocktails you might like…


Skinny Strawberry Green Tea Mojitos


Watermelon Mojitos

….and maybe some Mexican food to go with it?


Homemade Flour Tortillas


Slow Cooker Refried Beans


Easy Mexican Rice

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  1. I like the idea of having a nice reward after a photo shoot :) This drink looks perfect (and dangerous)!

  2. So refreshing looking! I’d love one right now! pinned

  3. Oooo! Tasty, delectable num-nums on this page. The Coconut Lime Cilantro Cooler sounds refreshing. I’ve copied the recipe and can’t wait to try it out, without the rum though. Thanks for sharing!
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  4. Trish, that’s brilliant! To make just one (or maybe two) cocktails for a photo shoot and enjoy them afterward… Who needs the 5 o’clock somewhere rule when you can just say you’re recipe testing? ;) Love how refreshing and summery these look!
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  5. These coolers sound amazing and perfectly refreshing!
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  6. This drink looks perfect Trish! Simple and delicious- I can’t wait to try it! Yum:)
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  7. This looks so good! I love cilantro!
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  8. Great pictures and love the idea of adding cilantro. Anything with cilantro in it has got to be good! I think I need some me time too! :-) Thanks for sharing on Two Cup Tuesday.

  9. Wow, this looks so delicious and refreshing Trish, and I love cilantro!! ;)
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  10. This drink sounds so refreshing and especially after all that hard work! Thanks for sharing ;)
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  11. Such a fun relaxing drink!
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  12. I would love one of these! I’m really curious to try it with the cilantro. Thanks for sharing:)
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  13. I love lime and cilantro and never thought to make a cocktail out of those flavors? Great idea, Trish! This looks so refreshing! Pinning. :)
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  14. That looks so refreshing and the cilantro is a unique ingredient to add as well. I’m pinning this!

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  15. This looks really refreshing! I’m visiting from the Sweet Sharing Monday party :)
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  16. Yum! This looks very refreshing!
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  17. Thanks for linking to Whimsy Wednesday! I featured your Cool in my roundup post this week! It looks so refreshing for summer! You can see the post here…

    Hope to see you again tonight! Susan
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  18. Sounds light and refreshing. Might be my new summer drink this year!

  19. Sandra McNeal says:

    When you say coconut water, do you mean the LaCroix coconut flavored soda water? Or something else?

  20. I love finding new cocktail recipes especially ones that have lime. It’s my favorite mixer. Can’t wait to try this one.
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  21. Refreshing Drink :)

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