Mint and fresh pineapple come together to make this refreshing pineapple mojito that just screams “summer!”
There is just something about a refreshing fruity cocktail in the summertime! Mom and I both grow mint in our gardens so it’s only natural that we look for fun fruit pairings to combine with mint to make delicious cocktails.
What is a mojito?
A mojito is a Cuban drink that traditionally has muddled lime as its only fruit. It’s a great way to use up the mint that’s going crazy in your herb garden!
I love a classic mojito, but when I add other fruit to it like I did in this pineapple mojito, I use lime juice instead so there’s not too much solid stuff in the glass. You can certainly garnish with some lime slices if you like, though.
Can I use other fruit?
Absolutely! Our advice is always to use what you have, so if you’re out of fresh pineapple, try some of these other ideas:
- Watermelon (be sure to check out our watermelon mojito recipe, too!)
How to make a pineapple mojito
I love mojitos because not only are they as beautiful as they are delicious, but they are actually kind of fun to make!
To make this pineapple mojito, first put your pineapple, mint leaves, and simple syrup in a high ball glass. Grab your muddler and crush it all- this will release the juice from the pineapple and the fragrant oils from the mint leaves and get them all mixed in with the syrup.
Next, add your rum, ice, and top with a splash of club soda. Give it a little stir and sip away!
What is a muddler?
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If you don’t have a muddler yet, you should truly grab one to add to your bar collection. A muddler is a tool used for crushing herbs and fruit in the bottom of a glass and there really is no substitute.
There are tons of options on Amazon, but the most basic ones will work just fine and start at only $7!
What should I serve with a pineapple mojito?
When I think about a mojito I think of fresh summer flavors and Latin-inspired dishes. I think a pineapple mojito would be great with any of these dishes!
- Grilled Baja Fish Tacos
- Low Carb Beef and Bean Enchiladas
- Chicken Stuffed Poblano Peppers
- Grilled Shrimp Skewers
- Smoked Queso
Fresh Pineapple Mojito
- 4-5 leaves mint
- 3-4 pieces fresh pineapple
- .5 oz simple syrup
- .5 oz lime juice
- 2 oz white rum
- club soda
- In a highball glass, put mint, pineapple, simple syrup, and lime juice.
- Muddle well to release oils from the mint leaves.
- Add rum and ice. Top with club soda and stir briefly to combine.