In the continuing attempt to bring back summer by making delicious cocktails; meet the Pineapple Mojito Jug! You’re welcome. THIS is my new favourite drink. Did I say that about the Coconut Margarita too? I forget. Anyway. It’s pretty great and I don’t just say that because I was raised on a pineapple farm and have a strange affinity for pineapple. It’s so good. If you’re not feeling the rum bases, try it with tequila. Also very good, trust me, I’m an expert in tequila.
Said no one ever.
But moving right ahead! Grab a jug or a punch bowl (if you’re old school) and get ready to make this one for your next house party or gathering. I don’t care if it’s cold and blah right now, tropical is in. And sooner or later winter has to end, right? But first, how about some pretty pictures to make you thirsty. I’ll meet you after them with the recipe.
Pineapple Mojito Jug
1⁄2 bottle of white rum
A bunch of mint
1⁄4 cup organic sugar
Soda Water or Lemonade
Who’s ready to prep?
Start by peeling the pineapple. Cut half of the peeled, whole pineapple into core-less slices and the rest into wedges. Juice 3 of the limes and slice the other two. Save any of the juice from the slicing for the jug, where possible. Combine the sugar and any spare juice to start it dissolving. If there’s not enough liquid, squeeze a little more. This step just makes it easier later. If you don’t do it, meh, no biggie.
Ready to serve?
Place the pineapple and lime slices in and around the edges of the jug. Add a cup or two of ice. Pour the rum, juice and sugar mix into the jug. If you’re using lemonade, you probably won’t need the sugar. Place a handful of mint, chopped or bruised (in your hand) in on top of the ice. Use a muddler (or rolling pin, whatever works) and smoosh it all together. If you’ve got time, let it all sit there for a bit in the fridge. When you’re ready to serve, pour the soda water or lemonade (don’t use a combination, it actually tastes a bit weird) over the entire mixture and serve.
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