When it comes to my beverage of choice while out and about, I’m a cocktail girl.  I love seeing the various concoctions that each restaurant and bar has created and trying new things.  Up until this point in my life, I have entirely avoided mojitos because of my well documented dislike for mint.  Such a shame, since I know so many of my friends really love mojitos.

Recently, however, I’ve had a few sips when out with friends who offered a taste and finally it all makes sense.  The natural flavor of fresh mint is fine – nice, even.  So completely different from the artificial “mint” flavor that my tastebuds find so offensive.  I decided to try making them at home and the moment I saw this pineapple version, I was sold.  I love a good pineapple cocktail and these did not disappoint!  What’s your favorite kind of mojito?  I’m looking forward to playing around with more variations!


12 fresh mint leaves
2 oz. (¼ cup) fresh pineapple chunks
Crushed ice
1 oz. (2 tbsp.) freshly squeezed lime juice
½ oz. (1 tbsp.) simple syrup
2 oz. (¼ cup) coconut rum
½ oz. (1 tbsp.) Grand Marnier
3 oz. (6 tbsp.) ginger ale


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    Add the mint leaves and pineapple chunks to a glass, and muddle together.  Add some crushed ice to the glass.  Add in the lime juice, simple syrup, rum, Grand Marnier, and ginger ale.  Stir until well mixed.  Taste and adjust flavoring as necessary.