Pineapple Mint Mojito

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 258kcal
When the temperatures nudges north of 85°, this is our go-to drink!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks - reserve 2 chunks for garnish
  • 1/2 lime thinly sliced - reserve 2 slices for garnish
  • 10 mint leaves - reserve 2 leaves for garnish
  • 3 ounces white rum
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 6 ounces pineapple juice chilled
  • splash club soda
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon tajin this latin seasoning has lime and chili flavorings and can be found in well-stocked supermarkets
  • for a sweeter cocktail add 1/2 ounce of simple syrup or agave nectar

special equipment

  • 2 saucers
  • muddler
  • sturdy bar glass

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the tajin and sugar. Stir to combine. Add a little bit of water to one saucer. In the other saucer, sprinkle the tajin mixture in a round shape to mimic the glass that you're serving the drink in. Dip the rim of each glass into the water -- and then into the tajin mixture. Set aside.
  • Add the pineapple, lime and mint leaves to a large cocktail shaker or pitcher. Using the muddler, crush the pineapple, lime and mint leaves until fragrant. Add the rum, triple sec and pineapple juice (if using simple syrup or agave add it at this point). Stir or shake until well combined.
  • Fill the glasses with ice. Divide the drink into the glasses. Top off each drink with a splash of club soda.
  • Make a slit in a chunk of pineapple and lime and affix them to the rim of the glass to garnish. Float a mint leaf in the top of the glass. Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 258kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Sodium: 11mg | Potassium: 228mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 49.5mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1.1mg