Crazy for coconuts? Try a Coconut Mojito at the Beach House

Tim Obert of Kaua’i’s famed Beach House Restaurant in Poi‘pu says he can claim “a little” credit for what’s become a signature drink for the Beach House — the Coconut Mojito.

A traditional mojito can be overly sweet when it’s made with crushed mint, lime, too much bar sugar and club soda.

The Beach House serves a different kind of mojito with the Coconut Mojito.

Theirs is made with muddled, fresh mint and lime, coconut rum, club soda and coconut water. In a word: amazing!

It was Obert’s idea to use a little less sugar and add a little more coconut water.

“A lot of mojitos are sugar-heavy, and we were cognizant of that in making ours a lighter, more refreshing, pure drink, which it is,” he says.

A “perennial favorite” at the Beach House, he adds, is the Majestic Mai Tai. There are Mai Tais, and then there is the “Majestic,” which is a blend of Bacardi 151, coconut rum, Kahana Bay dark rum, grenadine and a secret “Beach House Potion.”

Want dessert in a glass?

Try the Banana Macadamia Nut Delight, a heady mix of Bailey’s and banana and macadamia nut liqueur, blended with cream and fresh bananas.

The Beach House lunch and dinner drinks menus feature a delightfully varied array of tropical drinks, fine and sparkling wines, and domestic, imported and seasonally available Hawaiian beers.


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