The pineapple mojito

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Pineapple, mint and lime are deliciously combined to make these irresistible pineapple mojitos. These are the cocktails that I have made most frequently for several years. While I will always love The Perfect Mojito, and these Basil Mojitos too, this Pineapple Mojito is a crowd favorite.

Like no other mojito I've ever tasted, this cocktail is made with tons of pineapple and plenty of fresh mint. If you've tried a mojito in the past and didn't like it, it might change your mind.

This drink is refreshingly light and not overly sweet. I read a restaurant review of this cocktail at Bon Appetit several years ago and immediately called my sister to bring her some mint when she met us at our cabin that summer.

We mixed a batch of pineapple and mint puree on Friday night and the mojitos were a huge hit throughout the weekend. We also made a non-alcoholic pineapple mojito recipe and the whole family enjoyed them. I have slightly modified the original recipe, but this is very close to the pineapple mojito that Mercer Kitchen serves in New York.

How to make pineapple mojitos

While the steps for this recipe may seem long at first glance, this ends up being a simple cocktail to make. First, you will make the pineapple and mint puree. Start with a simple syrup of sugar, water and fresh mint. You will combine that syrup with the pineapple in the blender and puree it. Pineapple puree can be stored in the refrigerator for several days until you are ready to use it.

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When you're ready to make the mojitos, mix the fresh lime, pineapple chunks, and mint in the bottom of a shaker. Add a little puree and a little rum. Shake well. Pour over ice and cover with mineral water. It's that easy and this cocktail (and the pineapple mojito cocktail) is well worth a few minutes to make the mint syrup. You're going to love it.

Pineapple mojito recipe

  1. TO MAKE PINEAPPLE MOJITOS: Place the lime wedges, pineapple chunks, and mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Mix lightly and then fill the shaker with ice. Add rum and pineapple puree and stir until iced and frozen, about 30 seconds. (Here is a tip for stirring mixed drinks: wrap the shaker in a tea towel as you shake it to keep your hands from freezing as you chill your drink.) Do not strain; pour into (1) tall glass or (2) low glasses. Cover with mineral water, adjust the amount to taste. Garnish with mint leaves and a lemon wedge.
  2. TO MAKE PINEAPPLE MINT PURE: Combine water and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. This should only take a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and add the fresh mint. Let the syrup stand until it cools down. While the syrup cools, place the pineapple chunks in a blender and puree until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour the chilled syrup into the blender and pulse a few times to combine. Pour the pineapple puree into a jar and chill until ready to use. This can be done ahead of time and will keep well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  3. TO MAKE PINEAPPLE MOJITOS (NON ALCOHOLIC): Mix pineapple, lime, and mint in the bottom of a tall glass. Add the pineapple puree and the soda. Stir to combine. Taste and add a little of the reserved pineapple juice to sweeten as needed. Garnish with mint leaves and a lemon wedge, if desired.

Pineapple Mojitos

Refreshingly light and slightly sweet, these Pineapple Mojitos are a guaranteed victory for any occasion!

Preparation time: 15 minutes.

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 1 Serving

Calories: 348kcal

Ingredients

PINEAPPLE MOJITO RECIPE

  • 3 lime wedges
  • 2 pieces of pineapple
  • 5-6 mint leaves
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 2 ounces pineapple and mint puree (see recipe below)
  • Ice
  • 2-3 ounces of soda

Pineapple Mint Puree Recipe

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 cup fresh mint, well packed
  • 1 1/2 cups canned pineapple chunks, drained (save juice and remaining pineapple)

(NON ALCOHOLIC) PINEAPPLE MOJITO RECIPE

  • 2 pieces of pineapple
  • 2 lime wedges
  • 2 mint leaves
  • 3 ounces pineapple puree
  • 4 ounces of soda
  • (optional) reserved pineapple juice

Instructions

  • TO MAKE PINEAPPLE MOJITOS: Place the lime wedges, pineapple chunks, and mint in the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Mix lightly and then fill the shaker with ice. Add rum and pineapple puree and stir until iced and frozen, about 30 seconds. (Here is a tip for stirring mixed drinks: wrap the shaker in a tea towel as you shake it to keep your hands from freezing as you chill your drink.) Do not strain; pour into (1) tall glass or (2) low glasses. Cover with mineral water, adjust the amount to taste. Garnish with mint leaves and a lemon wedge.
  • TO MAKE PINEAPPLE MINT PURE: Combine water and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. This should only take a couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and add the fresh mint. Let the syrup stand until it cools down. While it cools, place the pineapple chunks in a blender and puree until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pour the chilled syrup into the blender and pulse a few times to combine. Pour the pineapple puree into a jar and chill until ready to use. This can be done ahead of time and will keep well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  • TO MAKE PINEAPPLE MOJITOS (NON ALCOHOLIC): Mix pineapple, lime, and mint in the bottom of a tall glass. Add the pineapple puree and the soda. Stir to combine. Taste and add a little of the reserved pineapple juice to sweeten as needed. Garnish with mint leaves and a lemon wedge, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 315 IU | Vitamin C: 60.1mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 3.5mg

If you're looking for more great drinks to make this summer, check out this Whiskey Smash and the classic Moscow Mule cocktail. This homemade grapefruit soda is a children's favorite in my house. I'm looking forward to trying Cucumber Lime Punch and Lavender Lemonade as the weather warms up this summer.

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