Pineapple Mojito Recipe with Mint – Bring some tropical vibes into your life!
This pineapple mojito is prepared with mint and it’s a hassle free easy cocktail version so that you get to enjoy the drink flavors all the more.
The only cocktails I ever end up ordering again and again, anywhere in the world, are the cocktails based with pineapple, such as this pineapple mojito with fresh mint.
I associate cocktails with tropical flavors and pineapple is definitely the icon of all tropical fruits in this world.
You are going to love this refreshing and flavorful pineapple Mojito!
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What’s a Pineapple Mojito?
A Mojito is a highball cocktail from Cuba, prepared with local Caribbean white rum, and traditionally with lime juice, cane sugar, fresh peppermint, and soda.
Also, a mojito is a carefully crafted stirred cocktail prepared with a lot of care and love. Quality ingredients such as a good white Caribbean rum, brown sugar, fresh lime, soda, and mint make a Mojito all the better!
Ultimately, a Pineapple Mojito is a “newer” version of the traditional Cuban mojito which includes pineapple juice. It’s kind of an enhancement (
bastardization) of the traditional drink.
How to prepare a Pineapple Mojito with Mint?
Luckily for us, preparing a Pineapple Mojito is actually really easy, if you just make sure to follow a few simple rules which are actually common Mojito rules as well.
- Use a Tall glass that can take some volume. The more sturdy the better, as you might need to get slightly ruff with the mint and lemon in the glass. By that I mean…
- You will need a Mortar and Pestle, or invest in a special bamboo mojito muddler, to muddle (mash) the Mint and Lime a bit. See below for suggestions.
- Stir and never shake a Mojito. It’s a carefully crafted drink!
- Use preferably brown sugar or if you must, sugar syrup. White sugar doesn’t mix that well.
- Add only sparkling cold club soda. Sprite is not club soda.
- Try the pineapple mojito with freshly prepared pineapple juice. The difference in flavor is mind-blowing!
- Use White rum, never dark rum for this pineapple mojito recipe. You can use Bacardi rum or if you have real Caribbean rum, then use that. Quality is the key here.
Of course, I don’t want to suck out the fun of your pineapple mojito making. After all, I am not going to limit the way you like your drink after a long day at work.
I personally LOVE my mint not just muddled but actually smashed fine as seen in the pictures. Cubans and religious mojito lovers would strongly disagree with me.
However, I don’t think we should limit ourselves to certain things in life, so by all means, do it your way. You will be fine as long as you don’t use regular sugar because it won’t dissolve and the sugar needs to dissolve.
Useful tools and things you will need to prepare the pineapple mojito from scratch:
Pineapple Mojito Recipe with Mint [Easy] below:
- about a dozen small to middle sized fresh Peppermint leaves
- ½ a lime
50 milliliterWhite Rum or 1.7 fl oz
- 1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar and a few drops hot water to dissolve the sugar
120 millilitercold Pineapple Juice or 4 fl oz
- Ice Cubes
- Cold sparkling club Soda to top up
- In your Mortar, place the fresh washed Peppermint leaves and use your mortar and pestle on the leaves. The Cubans originally, only meddle the mint leaves a bit so that the leaves release the aroma but not break apart. I personally like my mint in tiny little pieces. By all means, do it the way you like it.
- Add the mint to your tall glass, then cut a clean lime into half and place that lime half into the pestle and mortar. Now, muddle the lime so that the flesh and citrusy aroma gets squeezed out. Take out and discard the lemon skin with the seeds. Add the lemon pulp with juice to the mint in the glass. In case add a very small amount of club soda into the mortar to take out all the lemon aroma and pour that too into the glass with the mint and lemon pulp/juice.
- Then add the sugar to the glass with the mint and just slightly mash with a rolling motion in the glass with the pestle so that the ingredients get to incorporate a bit and the sugar crushed slightly.
- The point is to just do small motions with the pestle and not bang it in the glass. Then add the few drops of hot water to help the sugar to dissolve. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes.
- Next, pour the rum into the glass, stir slightly and continue to pour in the cold pineapple juice.
- Add the ice cubes (about 2-3) and top up with cold sparkling water.
- Serve directly cold.
2. A Mojito is stirred and never prepared in a shaker
3. Use Club soda, not Sprite
4. In Cuba, mint leaves are only muddled a bit to release the aroma. I like my mint in small pieces in my drink. I think this is a preference story so you can choose the way you like it.
5. Don't use regular white sugar from your grocery store as it won't dissolve. Use brown sugar or if you must, sugar syrup.
6. Try using freshly prepared pineapple juice. Mind-blowing!
7. You can increase the recipe by 4 to make a larger "pitcher" quantity for a small crowd.
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