Pineapple Mojito

LAST UPDATED: May 24, 2021 | PUBLISHED: Apr 26, 2021 | By:

Everything about this Pineapple Mojito captures the taste of summer – its color, fragrance, and of course its one-of-a-kind flavor.

Like most mojitos, this cocktail uses white rum as its base. It has lime, mint, club soda, and sugar – plus the tropical sweetness of pineapple. In other words, it’s the kind of drink you’ll want for a day at the pool and a summer evening barbeque.

It’s a fun twist on a classic mojito with fresh tropical flavor you can’t resist! It’s one of my favorite cocktails! It is the perfect summer sip and pairs well with Chorizo Tacos, Pineapple Shrimp Skewers, Beef Enchiladas and so much more!

pineapple mojito in highball glass

Just look at how beautiful a pineapple mojito is! Not only does it look cold and refreshing, but it is so colorful. The vibrant yellow of the pineapple and green of the lime and mint play off each other in such a fun way. This drink is sure to liven up any party!

Plus it’s so easy to serve by the glass or to make a pitcher for a crowd. This recipe is customizable to suit your occasion. I’ve done the hard work for you, so all that’s left for you to do is to mix up some drinks and enjoy!

A mojito is so perfect for parties! In fact, you can learn how to set up a DIY Mojito Bar featuring the Best Rum for Mojitos that will be the best feature of your next gathering – don’t miss it!

Pineapple Mojito Ingredients

pineapple mojito ingredients displayed on marble surface
  • Pineapple – Fresh is best! You’ll cook the pineapple into a simple syrup for a sweetener.
  • LimesProvide the tart citrus flavor to balance out all of the sweetness.
  • MintAny kind of fresh mint will work, but spearmint is a favorite. Gives the drink flavor and fragrance.
  • Sugar – White granulated, raw, or brown sugar.
  • White Rum – Also called silver rum, blanco rum, and light rum. You can learn more about the best rum for mojitos here!
  • Soda Water – Club soda or sparkling water adds a little bubbly to this refreshing cocktail.

Variations

  • Make Skinny – Substitute diet lemon lime soda for simple syrup and club soda to reduce calories.
  • Make a Mojito Float – The mojito flavor you love served with lime sorbet or ice cream. Can it get any better than that?
  • Make a Pineapple Mojito Without Alcohol – Simply omit the rum. It’s full of flavor!
  • Make it with Vodka, Gin or Tequila – Each gives the classic mojito a slightly different flavor all its own!

Tools

  • Muddler
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker or Stirrer

How to Make a Pineapple Mojito in 4 Easy Steps

  1. Make Pineapple Simple Syrup – Combine water, sugar and pineapple chunks and bring to a low boil on medium heat. Crush pineapple and stir. Remove from heat. Strain. pineapple simple syrup next to pineapple
  2. Muddle – Combine pineapple simple syrup, limes and mint. Muddle or shake well to release mint flavor and juices.
  3. Pour – Pour into your cocktail glass. Add rum and stir. Fill the glass with ice and top off with club soda. mojito ingredients in glass
  4. Garnish – Add pineapple cubes, a sprig of mint and lime slices or wedges to garnish.
pineapple mojito next to pineapple

Tips

  • Use Fresh Mint – Start a hanging herb garden in your kitchen or plant some mint in your backyard. Either way, fresh mint will make all the difference to the flavor of your mojitos.
  • Use Fresh Limes – You can use bottled lime juice, but it won’t approach the flavor of fresh limes. Do yourself a favor and buy a few limes. You won’t regret it!
  • Shake It Up – Try a cocktail shaker for a more formal way to shake or stir your pineapple mojito.
  • Experiment – Adjust the amounts of pineapple, lime, mint, sugar, and tequila until you find a balance you love. There is no “right” or “wrong” way.

Scaling up, down or substituting? You’ll love this printable Measurement Conversion Chart!

Shortcuts

  • Skip making pineapple simple syrup and simply substitute white rum for pineapple rum.
  • Purchase fresh cubed pineapple.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you crush mint without a muddler?

You can just add mint leaves in a cocktail shaker with other ingredients and shake well!

What alcohol is best for mojitos?

White rum – aka silver rum, blanco rum, and light rum – is best for classic mojitos. It’s clean and refreshing, so it won’t compete with the lime and mint flavors of a mojito.

How to Store Pineapple Mojito

  • Refrigerate – The pineapple simple syrup can last in the refrigerator for up to a month. A pitcher of pineapple mojito can last in the fridge for a few days, but don’t leave lime peels in it for more than 24 hours or they can turn the flavor bitter.
  • Freeze – You can freeze in ice cube trays overnight, then transfer cubes to an airtight container. When ready to drink, drop several cubes into a glass and let thaw in the refrigerator. The flavor may be altered.

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mojito with pineapple and mint in clear glass
mojito with pineapple and mint in clear glass

How to Make a Pitcher

  • 1 cup pineapple simple syrup (as listed on recipe card)
  • 1 bunch fresh mint (discard stems – 50-60 mint leaves)
  • 4 fresh limes, quartered into wedges
  • 4 cups ice cubes
  • 12 ounces white rum
  • 4 cups club soda

Make Frozen Pineapple Mojito

Same ingredients… simply blend with 3-4 cups of ice as follows.

  1. Squeezelime juice and remove mint leaves from stems.
  2. Purée – Blend additional frozen pineapple + ice in food processor.
  3. Combine – Add rum, club soda, and pineapple/ice purée.
  4. Add Ice – If you want it slushier, blend more ice and add in.
  5. Garnish – Garnish with lime wedge, pineapple chunks, and sprig of mint.

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pineapple mojito in highball glass

Pineapple Mojito

Author: Julie Blanner
A tropical cocktail mix with lime, mint, and pineapple.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 323 kcal

Equipment

  • Muddler
  • Jigger
  • Cocktail Shaker

Ingredients
  

Pineapple Simple Syrup (Serves 8)

  • 1 cup pineapple
  • 1 cup sugar white granulated or light brown sugar
  • 2 cups water

Pineapple Mojito

  • 10 mint leaves, fresh
  • ½ lime ` quartered into wedges or 1 ounce or 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • ounces white rum
  • ½ cup club soda
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup

Instructions
 

Pineapple Simple Syrup

  • In a medium pot, combine water, sugar and pineapple chunks and bring to a low boil on medium heat.
  • Crush pineapple and stir. Remove from heat. Strain.

Mojito

  • In a highball glass or shaker, combine pineapple simple syrup, limes and mint. Muddle or shake well to release mint flavor and juices.
  • Strain and pour into cocktail glass. Add rum and stir. Fill the glass with ice and top off with club soda.
  • Add pineapple cubes, a sprig of mint and lime slices or wedges to garnish.

Notes

Shortcuts

  • Skip making pineapple simple syrup and simply substitute white rum for pineapple rum.
  • Purchase fresh cubed pineapple.

Tips

  • Use Fresh Mint – It will make all the difference to the flavor of your mojitos.
  • Use Fresh Limes – You can use bottled lime juice, but it won’t approach the flavor of fresh limes. Do yourself a favor and buy a few limes. You won’t regret it!
  • Shake It Up – Try a cocktail shaker for a more formal way to shake or stir your pineapple mojito.

Nutrition

Calories:323kcalCarbohydrates:61gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:53mgPotassium:86mgFiber:1gSugar:57gVitamin A:29IUVitamin C:20mgCalcium:27mgIron:2mg
5 from 2 votes
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