Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pineapple Mojito

This is the last hurrah of summer.  Finally, cooler temperatures have arrived.  Just as soon as we get done drinking this mojito we will say good bye to summer.  Drink up!




Pineapple Mojito
Makes 1 drink

Ingredients:
1/2 lime, quartered into wedges
6 chunks of fresh pineapple
5 mint leaves, plus 1 sprig for garnish
1 ounce simple syrup
Splash of club soda
2 ounces good quality rum
Crushed Ice 

Directions:
Put the lime, pineapple and mint in a highball glass and muddle with the back of a spoon or muddler.  Add the rum, simple syrup, and club soda, stir vigorously.  Fill the glass with crushed ice and stir again.

Garnish with a pineapple wedge, lime and a sprig of mint.

Enjoy!

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43 comments:

Design Wine and Dine said...

A thing of beauty! Where was this last night?! We will make these for sure! Love!

Raina said...

This looks so good! I think I should make one and sit in my back yard and pretend I am in Hawaii:) or Florida..lol

Betty Ray said...

Never met a mojito I didn't love. I'll have to meet up with this pineapple guy ASAP!

TKW said...

Girlfriend, you know that this sucker has my name written all over it! Gorgeous!

Dishesdone said...

That is a great hurrah! Looks so good, perfect way to say goodbye to summer!

doggybloggy said...

dang you make good drinks - this one looks so refreshing I can only imagine the trouble it would get me into.

Eliana said...

I am soooo not ready to say goodbye to summer (ever)! So I can enjoy this wonderful creation all year long.

Anncoo said...

I really wish I can have this now!

kitchen flavours said...

This is one stunning and refreshing looking drink!

The Rowdy Chowgirl said...

What a great way to extend summer just a little bit...even if I have to drink it inside with the heater on...

Lindsay Rudolph said...

You had me at mojito...

The Japanese Redneck said...

That is a great looking drink. I know I would luv it.

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Cheers. Diane

Jennifurla said...

Looks fantastic...I need one now...at work

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Party in a glass! Now that autumn has arrived, it's downright tropical here in the Northeast, so I have no excuse not to enjoy this pineapple wonder!

Big Dude said...

My wife has decided she likes mojitos and this looks right up her alley.

Merut said...

I remember at the beginning of the summer I was all ambitious and I tried to grow my own mint so I could make peach mojitos - one of my favorite drinks. Boy did I fail, because I did not make a single one. Thanks for the reminder. It's not too late yet!

Mimi said...

It's 85 degrees and raining, this would be a sure way to cool off.
Mimi

Marguerite said...

Beautiful mojito! Love fresh pineapple, so I will have to make these soon!

Bridgett said...

With the heat we are having where I live, this will go down nicely. I love a good mojito but the pineapple is a wonderful addition.

Betsy B. said...

I had my first Pear Majito the other day. I wasn't very impressed with it. Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits so I will definitely have to try this one. Yummy.

Southern Eclectic

A Canadian Foodie said...

You are the party gal! I wish I had your post to read when I went through my drinking phase... now I am going through my sleeping phase... hahahah
:)
Valerie

Angie's Recipes said...

Cheers! I hadn't had any Majito this summer....:-(

3 hungry tummies said...

We are having fairly warm days now and this is perfect for a lazy afternoon in the garden!

Joanne said...

Pineapple and mint sounds totally divine. Friday night cocktail? I think YES.

Kim said...

Velva - Pineapple is one of my very favorite flavors in a cocktail. I could go for one of these any day of the year ;-)

The Food Hound said...

Instead of eating pineapple with my breakfast, I could just drink this!! Where is the downside to that? :) Oh yeah, showing up drunk to work...

Hungry Dog said...

You always post the best drinks! Happy friday!

From the Kitchen said...

I'd love to stop by your house for drinks!! Delicious!!

Best,
Bonnie

julie said...

This looks so tasty! I love all the lime quarters you put into it. I definitely nice touch!

Merut said...

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Barbara said...

Yea Velva! I even have a muddler. I love, love, love your drink posts!

Rachel Cotterill said...

I love pineapple - but summer seems long gone!

Karen said...

Do we have to say goodbye?? I think I could drink this through the Winter, too! Looks tasty!

Gulmohar said...

I feel so sad that summer is getting over, but can't wait for the fall colors :-)Love pineapple in anything and Mojito is no exception :-)

Chris said...

I know this is a drink recipe but if you read the ingredients, it sounds like a great baste for grilled pork too!

Sophie said...

A fab grown up drink,..so special too!

Chef Dennis said...

I have never really like mojito's but that pineapple in them might just change my mind! That was a perfect addition to that drink! I'll have to give that recipe a try, I know my wife will enjoy them!

RamblingTart said...

How utterly divine, Velva!! I love mojitos so very much and this recipe is even better than the original. :-)

scrambledhenfruit said...

Love the pineapple in that mojito!

LaDivaCucina said...

What? Jeez Louis, how the heck did I miss this post, Velva?! I saw a "mixologist" make a mojito on TV muddling everything in the bottom of the glass WITH the ice! It worked well cuz it added a bit of water to the cocktail from the crushed ice and most likely really chilled the cocktail.

By the way, if you want to make mojitos, I suggest you invest in a muddler, a spoon (as the recipe suggests) does not work. It cuts into the fruit and mint and is ineffective. Wooden muddlers are about $7, don't get metal.

Wish we lived closer, me likey your cocktail hour!

Mags said...

I'm loving the drink but hating the saying good bye to summer.

jeff said...

I am so coming over for a drink....

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