A summer drink that uses the freshest fruit ingredients? Yes, please! I enjoy a good mojito every now and then, especially once the weather gets a bit warmer. Traditionally it’s made with mint, lime, sugar, white rum and club soda but I thought we could try mixing it up a bit with this Pineapple and Mango Mojitos recipe.
These are a twist on the original but they still retain the essence of what makes a mojito. We’ve just added a few more ingredients to freshen it up.
Preparing Mojito Ingredients
Prepping the fruit is the hardest part of this recipe, and by hard I mean easy, especially with your Cutco Knives. Starting with the pineapple, use a Butcher Knife to remove the crown and bottom.
Then trim off the rind, quarter the fruit, cut away the core and cut the pineapple into cubes using a 7-5/8" Petite Chef knife.
For step-by-step instructions on how to cut a pineapple, check out our easy how-to.
To prepare the mango, use a Trimmer to cut it into cubes.
Finish prepping the fruit by cutting the limes in half and then into quarters, and slicing the quarters so you have pieces of lime. The lime should still have the rind on.
How to Muddle the Fruit
Because the fruit will be muddled together, the mint can be muddled in your hand by taking the leaves and gently bruise them with the palm of your hand. Make sure not to crush or tear the leaves as this will release chlorophyll from the veins and stem, making the mint and your drink bitter. Once the mint is very fragrant, you’re done.
Place the mint leaves into the bottom of a sturdy pitcher and add the limes, pineapple, mango and sugar. We didn’t have a muddler in our kitchen, so we improvised with the Ladle. Press down with the Ladle lightly on the fruit mixture and mint and give a few gentle twists. You should see juice squirting out from the flesh. A few twists is all that is needed.
Putting it All Together
Add ice, white rum, pineapple rum and club soda and stir. We used the Ladle to scoop the drink into serving glasses (ensuring each glass had fruit and ice) and decorated the glasses with a slice of lime.
Not only are these Pineapple and Mango Mojitos pretty to look at with their very summer colors, they are absolutely delicious and oh-so-easy to drink. One word of caution. As easy as they are to drink, there is a good amount of alcohol in the recipe so make sure this pitcher is for sharing! Refreshing and light, this is a perfect drink for a hot summer night. Enjoy!
Pineapple And Mango Mojitos
- 6 mint leaves
- 5 limes, each chopped into pieces with rind on
- 3/4 cup pineapple, cubed
- 3/4 cup mango, cubed
- 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 10 ounces white rum
- 14 ounces pineapple rum
- 24 ounces club soda or sparkling water
- 1 lime, sliced
- Bruise the mint leaves (avoid crushing the stem) with palm of hand.
- Place the mint leaves into a sturdy serving pitcher (thin glass could break when mixing everything together).
- Place the limes, pineapple and mango into the serving pitcher. Add the sugar.
- Place the muddler in the pitcher and press down with it lightly and give a few gentle twists. You should see the juice from the fruits squirting out. Don’t over muddle – you want your mint sprigs to remain intact and you should smell the mint but you do want your fruits to have most of their juice released (including the limes).
- Top the fruit mixture with ice, and then stir in the white rum, pineapple rum and sparkling water.
- Make sure everything is mixed well and pour into individual glasses for serving. Place a slice of lime on each glass for decoration.