Tuesday, April 19

Pineapple Mojito



Can I just start off by telling you all how incredibly over the moon excited I am? We launched "Bundy" (that's my boat) one full month ahead of schedule and have kicked off our 2016 boating season. We celebrated this and my brother's 30th birthday hard this weekend. Let's just say, Sunday night I crashed, and Monday was not a blast.


Last summer, my husband became obsessed with being a mojito making master while on the lake. He played bartender while I kicked back and watched the kids play at the sand bar, cocktail in hand.

Because all good mothers  drink while watching their kids.......














While the method for making this pineapple mojito is very similar to the traditional mojito, it's different because not only are we adding in pineapple, I have opted to use dark rum instead of white, and dark brown sugar instead of granulated sugar.  The pineapple pairs so well with the rich flavor of the dark brown sugar and rum, almost like a pineapple upside down cake.

Pineapple Mojito:
Recipe yields 1 cocktail

Ingredients:
8-12 mint leaves
1 tbs dark brown sugar, packed
1/2 a lime, cut into wedges
Small handful of fresh pineapple chunks
1.5 oz dark rum
Soda water
Ice

Directions:

Add mint, brown sugar, pineapple limes to the bottom of your glass. Muddle using a pestle, or the end of a wooden spoon.

Fill the glass with ice.

Pour rum over ice, top off with soda water.

Give a stir and enjoy!

25 comments:

  1. Happy boating season!! I want to hang out on the boat and drink a few of these down!

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    1. Well come up to New England! I'll save a seat for you.

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  2. Perfection in a glass! I may just need one tomorrow - another amazing day ahead! I hope you guys head out on the boat! Hoping we get some of this glorious weather for school vacation week!

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    1. We are going out tomorrow! I may pick the kids up early from school and head up to Laconia. Otherwise. It will just be an evening ride. Next weeks weather isn't so hot. :/

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  3. So refreshingly beautiful. You and the cocktail!

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  4. Your pictures are looking fantastic! I want to take a ride on that boat, it sounds like so much fun. And I want sip pineapple mojitos on the water.

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  5. Hooray for boating season! I saw your pics on social media and was totally jealous! It's still a bit chilly here by the ocean, but the beach days are coming soon! Love this drink. I need about 3 right now. XOXO!

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    1. You should come up! Tomorrow is supposed to be 75 and flawless tomorrow. So I'm heading up to Laconia for the day.

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  6. I am so jelly of your boating season!! GAH! Let's get together and sip one of these!

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    1. Come and visit!! I think I need to do a retreat soon ;)

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  7. I am so impressed with how your necklaces match your mojito!!

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    1. Hahaha. Not on purpose. When I was editing the photos yesterday, and I noticed that.... And thought about re-shooting because I think it's too matchy matchy!

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  8. You have amazing photos! And I'd love one of these :)

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  9. I love your style and your blog! I don't drink but would love to make a non-alcoholic version. Would you suggest I just increase the amount of soda water? It looks very pretty!

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    1. You could certainly use more soda water. Or better yet, a dry ginger beer/ginger ale would work well. Not sure if you have anything like Main Root in your area, but that would work fabously!

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  10. Give me all the mojitos! Love this pineapple version. :)

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  11. Did you hire a photographer? How do you get photos with your body in them? *Puzzled*

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  12. On a hot day, out on a boat with a pitcher of mojitos? Well, I can't think of anything more delightful.

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    1. I wish everyday could be boat + mojito day.

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  13. Mojitos are my favorite and this version sounds divine! Thanks so much for the recipe.

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