I made this Pineapple Mojito to serve to my friends on New Year’s Eve as an aperitivo, just to start things off before we sat down for dinner. We had a Spanish theme that night and I know Mojito is not a Spanish cocktail, but I made a little exception as it is one of my absolute favourite drinks. Besides, there’s hardly anything more refreshing to have on a hot summer evening! I already have a couple of Mojito recipes on the blog (a classic Mojito and a Pomegranate version), but this one has recently become a favourite. I love how sweet, tangy and minty it is and I really like the fact that it’s made with coconut flavoured rum. It just gives it that little extra touch of Caribbean… and makes you feel as if you were sipping at it while enjoying a beautiful sunset on a tropical island! Try it and let me know what you think! Cheers everyone!
Pineapple Mojito - a refreshing tropical drink, perfect for any occasion!
- 1 ½ tbsp pineapple chunks
- 1 tbsp pineapple juice
- 35 ml – 1 ¼ oz. oz. Malibu
- 10 ml – 1/3 oz. Grand Marnier
- ½ lime cut in wedges
- 20 ml – ¾ oz. simple syrup equal parts of sugar and cold water dissolved together
- 10 mint leaves plus more for garnish
- 125 ml – ½ cup soda water or to fill the glass
- 1 cup ice
Put the mint leaves, pineapple chunks and the lime wedges in a Mojito glass. Crush them together with a muddle to release their juices. Do not strain the mix.
Mix the pineapple juice, Malibu, Grand Marnier and simple syrup in a separate glass.
Fill the Mojito glass with the ice cubes.
Add the Malibu and Grand Marnier mixture.
Fill the remainder of the glass with soda water.
Decorate with more mint leaves. Serve immediately.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I’ve only had a traditional mojito but I love pineapple. What a nice drink to have ready when guests arrive.