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Pineapple Mojito Recipe

Pineapple Mojito Recipe

Say it with me, Mojitos are awesome! The original Mojito is a very tasty 5 ingredient Cuban cocktail consisting of rum, sugar, lime, soda water, and mint. It's a classic and almost the perfect summer drink. Almost. To my palate, it needs a little summer fruit to make it the perfect summer drink. That is when we got the idea to make our mojito with pineapple and strawberry. My husband then added his twist by roasting the pineapple to bring out the flavors of caramelized sugar. Thus, the Roasted Pineapple Strawberry Mojito Pitcher was born. We hope that this Pineapple Mojito Recipe post inspires you. 

Pineapple Mojito Recipe

Pineapple Mojito Recipe

Pineapple Mojito Recipe

Makes 6 drinks or 1 Pitcher  |  Prep time 2 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 long wedges
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 12 strawberries
  • 12 slices lime
  • 12-16 sprigs of mint
  • ice
  • 12 oz Bacardi white rum
  • 3 oz simple syrup
  • 12 oz soda water

Pineapple Mojito Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay the pineapple on a lined sheet tray, brush with coconut oil, and then sprinkle on the sugar.
  2. Roast the pineapple for 15 minutes in the oven, then cool completely before making the Mojito pitcher.
  3. To make your pitcher of awesome mojito, add the pineapple, strawberry, lime, and mint to a pitcher and muddle together (Muddle means smashing everything together with a Muddler. If you don't have one, use the handle of a large wooden spoon. Don't chop or use a food processor…that does not do the same thing).
  4.  Add the rum, simple syrup, and soda water to the pitcher and stir.
  5. Now add your ice and stir again.
  6. Finally, grab a large glass and pour yourself a generous portion of the fantastic Mojito!

Pineapple Mojito Recipe

Roasted Pineapple Strawberry Mojito Pitcher Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 Pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 8 long wedges
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 12 strawberries
  • 12 slices lime
  • 12-16 sprigs of mint
  • ice
  • 12 oz white rum
  • 3 oz simple syrup
  • 12 oz soda water

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lay the pineapple on a lined sheet tray, brush with coconut oil, and then sprinkle on the sugar.
  2. Roast the pineapple for 15 minutes in the oven, then cool completely before making the Mojito pitcher.
  3. To make the Roasted Pineapple Strawberry Mojito Pitcher Recipe, add the pineapple, strawberry, lime and mint to a pitcher and muddle together (Muddle means smash everything together with a Muddler. If you don't have one, use the handle of a large wooden spoon. Don't chop or use a food processor…that does not do the same thing).
  4.  Add the rum, simple syrup, and soda water to the pitcher and stir.
  5. Now add your ice and stir again.
  6. Finally, grab a large glass and pour yourself a generous portion of the fantastic Mojito!

History of the Mojito

the mojito, that refreshing concoction of rum, mint, lime, sugar, and soda water, conjures up images of sun-drenched beaches and tropical breezes. But where did this delightful drink come from? Its origins are a little hazy, shrouded in the mists of time and competing theories.

The Cuban Claim

The most widely accepted is the Cuban origin story. Havana, Cuba, lays claim to the mojito's birthplace, and several tales intertwine around its creation.

  • The Medicinal Muddle: One theory suggests the mojito evolved from a medicinal concoction. Indigenous Taino people may have mixed aguardiente de caña (a crude rum) with lime, mint, and guarapo (sugarcane juice) to combat tropical illnesses.
  • The Pirate's Potion: Another legend credits Sir Francis Drake and his 16th-century buccaneers. They supposedly enjoyed a similar drink called “El Draque,” using aguardiente, lime, and sugar. This later transformed into the mojito we know today.
  • The Mojito Mojo: The drink's name itself offers clues. It might come from the Cuban seasoning “mojo,” a lime-based sauce. Or, it could be derived from “mojadito,” meaning “a little wet” in Spanish, reflecting the muddled mint leaves.

Beyond Cuba

While Cuba takes the spotlight, other possibilities linger. Some say the mojito originated in Florida, concocted by Cuban immigrants. Others point to West Africa, where the word “mojo” carries spiritual connotations, hinting at the drink's potential medicinal and magical aura.

Hemingway's Haunt

No matter its origin, the mojito gained international fame thanks to Ernest Hemingway. The literary legend was a regular at La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, and his love for their mojitos cemented the drink's association with Cuba and cool bohemian vibes.

The next time you raise a glass of mojito, remember its storied past, a fascinating blend of indigenous knowledge, pirate lore, and literary magic. And whether it was born in Cuba, Florida, or beyond, one thing's for sure: the mojito remains a timeless classic, forever refreshing and undeniably delicious. We hope that you are inspired by this Pineapple Mojito Recipe. If you give it a try, let us know your thoughts in the comments below. For more inspiration, check out our Fresh Blackberry Mojito Recipe; it's as good as it sounds.

Pineapple Mojito Recipe

Pineapple Mojito Recipe

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  1. Such an amazing presentation and cool receip! Tonight i am going to make this for my girlfriend

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