Review: Don Q Coco Rum and Mojito Rum

Review: Don Q Coco Rum and Mojito Rum

Don Q is a huge rum brand from Puerto Rico. It’s now producing three flavored versions, two of which we were fortunate enough to review. Flavorings are natural and the proof level is rock bottom, so drink all you want.

Don Q Coco Rum is (obviously) a coconut-flavored rum (aged at least one year). Quite sweet and with merely moderate coconut character, it comes across, oddly, as a little bit chalky on the palate. This isn’t bad, but it isn’t a standout. I think Malibu or, better yet, Brinley Gold Coconut, are both quite a bit better. 42 proof (same as Malibu). B- / $17

Don Q Mojito Rum is not a mojito in a bottle but rather a mojito-flavored aged rum (see the difference?). Add club soda and you’ve got a mojito? Sort-of… It’s very tart and moderately, authentically minty — but the lime component tastes funky, which might be why lime is not mentioned on the bottle, only “infused with natural mint.” Like the Coco, this isn’t unpalatable, but I think the better solution to the mojito problem is to stick with an unflavored rum, add mint, lime, and soda yourself, and call it a day. 40 proof. B- / $17

Aka DonQ.

Don Q Mojito Rum




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Nick J on April 29, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Does anyone have any suggestions of how to turn Don Q Mojito into a shot that the 21-25 crowd would like? The citrus-y mint flavor is difficult to work with (I’m an amateur mixologist.)

  2. Christopher Null on April 29, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Nick – Add Bailey’s.

  3. Mazie on October 25, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Yes! Finally someone writes about Legal Spice Smoke.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.