I’ve just got a fun and fruity drink that my husband requested. He loves mojitos so I thought I’d surprise him with something a little different – Pineapple Mojitos! I like the idea of serving a fruity drink in the middle of winter, that you may normally serve over the summer, as it looks forward to warmer weather and reminds you of beach vacations.
This is a pretty easy drink to make and the addition of my mason jar cocktail shaker makes it even easier. I can’t believe that I waited so long before getting one. It’s a breeze to make cocktails now. Don’t forget to add the splash of club soda at the end. The pineapple and lime juice could be a little too tart for some without it.
Also, mojitos normally call for light rum but I like spiced rum with this recipe. I think it adds a nice flavor that compliments the pineapple juice and agave nectar. However, feel free to try it with light rum. If you do, let me know how it tastes!
- 10 Mint Leaves plus 2 sprigs for garnish
- 6 ounces Rum
- 2 ounces Fresh Lime Juice (about 2 limes, plus additional lime for slices for garnish)
- 4 ounces Pineapple Juice (plus 2 slices of pineapple for garnish)
- 1/2 ounce Maple Syrup
- Club Soda
- Muddle the 8 mint sprigs with the rum, juices and maple syrup in a cocktail shaker.
- Place ice in cocktail shaker then shake well.
- Strain the cocktail shaker while pouring the liquid over ice in two highball glasses.
- Top off each glass with a splash of club soda. Garnish each with a slice of pineapple, lime and a sprig of mint.