coconut milk rum julep with fresh mint

This rum julep is simultaneously creamy and light, zesty and rich. Mix up luscious coconut milk, lime, rum and fresh mint, pour them over crushed ice and enjoy.

  • Author: Indi Hampton
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Drinks
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: American


  • ¾ oz simple syrup
  • sprig of mint, plus more for garnish
  • 1 ½ oz white rum
  • ½ oz lime juice
  • ¾ oz coconut cream


  1. Add simple syrup and mint to a cocktail shaker.  Gently muddle the mint sprigs to release flavors and oils.  Add rum, lime juice, and coconut cream.  
  2. Shake vigorously for one minute. Add ice and shake until chilled, about 30 seconds. 
  3. Strain into a rocks glass filled with crushed ice.  Garnish with another sprig of mint and enjoy.


The solid, white layer that floats to the top of coconut milk is coconut cream. You can use that instead of buying a can of coconut cream!


Keywords: rum julep