Winter Pineapple Mint Mojito
When there is little color outside on a blustery winter New England day, this cocktail is a welcome addition to any event. The pineapple simple syrup can be made a few days in advance, and really helps to add a punched up flavor.
Pineapple Mint Mojito ~ serves 6
1 1/2 lbs. fresh pineapple chunks
3 Tbsp. white sugar
4 cups water
1. Place all in a saucepan and bring to a simmer. Simmer uncovered until reduced by 1/2. Strain into a bowl, pressing on cooked pineapple chucks to release all the flavor and juice. This simple syrup can be stored up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
2 cups diced fresh pineapple
1 cup fresh mint leaves + 6 sprigs
2 cups Bacardi white rum
3/4 cup fresh lime juice
pineapple simple syrup
1 1/2 cups club soda
1. In a pitcher muddle pineapple and fresh mint. Stir in rum, lime juice, simple syrup. Pour into 6 glasses with ice and top with club soda. Stir and garnish with mint sprigs and lime wheel.