As a sad coincidence, our pineapple crop for this year was ready for harvest while we were grieving for our Magoo. We ended up giving many of the pineapples away, eating them plain, or freezing chunks for smoothies because I just didn’t want to cook and there were SO MANY all ripe at the same time. The ones we did eat were delicious – sweet and juicy perfection.
With the last few, I did grill one to serve with frozen yogurt and rum sauce and I did make this mojito. Twice.
It’s really good.
Not a conventional mojito down in these parts due to the ginger ale (lots of recipes do use Sprite though), but definitely really good! Sweet, fizzy, minty, and summery. Definitely worth the use of a homemade pineapple!
Today marks the end of the first week of our school year, so “Cheers!” to that! 🙂 Hope you all have a great re-entry into the school year too!
Yield: One Cocktail
12 mint leaves
2 oz. (about 1/4 cup) diced fresh pineapple
1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 oz. simple syrup
2 oz. coconut rum
1/2 oz. Grand Marnier
3 oz. ginger ale
1. Place the mint leaves and pineapple in a tall glass, and muddle together. Fill with ice.
2. In an ice-filled cocktail shaker, add the lime juice, simple syrup, rum, and Grand Marnier. Shake about 30 seconds until well combined.
3. Strain into the prepared glass and top with ginger ale.