A fruity blueberry pineapple mojito perfect for hot weather! Blueberry and pineapple, mint and rum!
With warm weather finally making its appearance here in Omaha, that means it is almost pool season, and in our house that means we have to have some sort of tasty beverage to refresh ourselves with while lounging by the pool. What better drink to sip by the pool than something tall and tropical? Why not a pineapple cocktail?
Blueberry Pineapple Mojito
We had a little fresh pineapple in the house and fresh spring mint from the farmer’s market just begging to be used! So, we thought why not a Blueberry Pineapple Mojito?
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What is the History of the Mojito?
The mojito is one of those drinks that definitely is tropical, with origins tracing back to the bars of Havana, Cuba. It was reputed to be one of the drinks that kept Earnest Hemingway well hydrated! Traditionally made with rum, mint, fresh lime juice and sugar. The Mojito is a delicious combination of tart citrus, cool mint and sweet rum and is a perfect way to cool down on a hot day!
What Kind of Mojito To Make?
While we could just stay with the classic mojito, we wanted to make the drink feel a little more tropical, too. What better than adding a little fresh pineapple? We had a delicious fresh pineapple and some tart blueberries, so we muddled the blueberries, pineapple and the mint first. This created a sweet, fruity tropical mix then added a simple white rum to create a totally different mojito.
The pineapple added a sweet tart topical flavor to the cocktail while the blueberry brought a nice fruity burst. This smooths out the rough edge of the rum and makes this a great sipper for the pool!
We have News!
Speaking of new twists on things, we have started doing something new and totally different for us, cooking events! We recently held the first event at our church. There were 20 couples in an interactive dining experience. First, we started out with some appetizers while folks got settled and found their seats.
Then we served some nice crostini (made with mascarpone, cream cheese and chopped chives, fresh strawberries and honey) and Italian bites (pepperoni, mozzarella and olives) to get folks started.
For the interactive part, we had folks make their own pizzas, and salads, along with their choice of vinaigrette. After everyone finished up with the main course, we got to what people said was the highlight of the evening, the cooking competition! We challenged the attendees to come up with a small dessert for everyone. The only option was they had to stay with the theme of “smores”. Then each dessert could only use chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallow in a 30 minute time frame!
We had some amazing creations, like a smores casserole, a smores popcorn ball and even a marshmallow chocolate mousse with shaved chocolate! It was a great night and we hope to do some more soon!
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Other Mojito Cocktails
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Raspberry Mojito – Cooking LSL
Lavender Lemonade Mojito – We are Not Martha
Blackcurrant Mojito – Little Sugar Snaps
- 8 blueberries
- 2 oz mint simple syrup
- 1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
- 1/2 cup pineapple, finely chopped
- 4 mint leaves
- club soda on top
- 4 oz white rum
Add pineapple chunks, blueberries, mint syrup and mint leaves into two highball glasses.
Muddle until pineapple chunks, blueberries and mint are broken down.
Add in crushed ice, lime juice and rum.
Top with club soda.
Garnish with fresh blueberries and mint leaves.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 3mg Carbohydrates: 60g Fiber: 7.2g Sugar: 45.4g Protein: 2.3g
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