Thirsty Thursday--Pineapple Mojitos

Do you ever smell something and become instantly obsessed?
Or is that just me?

Well, the other day, 
I was shopping (surprise) and I picked up a candle and was overwhelmed at the heavenly scent of pineapple and mint.
I instantly thought--Pineapple Mojito.

I immediately went to the store...
bought a pineapple...
got out the really good Rum...
and made a super fabulous makes-me-think-of summer cocktail.

This cocktail makes me really happy.
It is light, fresh, and very tropical.

The next time I go here,
I'm having one of these.

Why, oh why can't my job be inventing cocktails on a tropical island.
(St. Thomas--by the way)
I was born for that job!!

Pineapple Mojito
(makes 1 cocktail)

1/4 cup fresh pineapple, cut into small pieces (save a piece for garnish)
6-8 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, cut in half
1 teaspoon sugar
3 ounces rum
lemon-lime soda or club soda
mojito sugar
lime wedge
mint sprig

In a cocktail shaker, combine the pineapple, mint leaves, lime, and sugar.  Muddle until well mixed. Add the rum.  Add ice and shake until well blended.  Pour into a glass rimmed with mojito sugar.
Top with lemon-lime soda or club soda.   Garnish with a piece of pineapple, lime wedge, and a sprig of mint.

Mojito Sugar

1/4 cup sugar
zest of one lime
1 teaspoon minced mint leaves

Mix all ingredients in place in an airtight jar.  Store up to 3 months.



  1. Oh, Sabrina, you're killing me here! LOVE me some mojitos, and adore fresh pineapple! You do have a separate blog section for just beverages, right? What kind of rum do you use?

  2. Sabrina, this is great! I love mojitos; and I have all of the ingredients for this already! I guess I know what Dear Hubby and I will be doing this evening. Thanks for sharing!


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