Caribbean Pineapple Mojito Recipe with refreshing Mint to kick-start your weekend! You can prepare this pineapple mojito easily with ingredients from your pantry. To prepare this pineapple Mojito you will need a Mortar and pestle and a tall glass.
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.
Use only a tall glass that can take a volume of 300 ml/10 ounces minimum.
A Mojito is stirred and never prepared in a shaker
Use Club soda, not Sprite
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.
Don't use regular white sugar from your grocery store as it won't dissolve. Use brown sugar or if you must, sugar syrup.
Try using freshly prepared pineapple juice. Mind-blowing!
You can increase the recipe by 4 to make a larger "pitcher" quantity for a small crowd.