A frozen pineapple mojito just tastes like summer! It’s a great way to cool off on a hot day and a delicious way to kick back and relax!
Okay, summer is still 22 days away, but can we all agree that it is, at least unofficially, summer? Because, you guys, IT IS OFFICIAL, I AM ON SUMMER BREAK?????☀️. And it’s a million degrees outside (okay, it’s in the eighties, but come on). So, in my house, it is unofficially official. #fulltimebloggertillAugustyall
My plans for the summer include retraining my brain to be able to sleep like a normal human being, trying to stay off of social media a little more than I currently do, actually keeping my house clean, eating more vegetables, reading reading reading (currently, I am reading The Handmaid’s Tale <–affiliate link–, which I read when I was a freshman in college…I am very interested to compare my 38-year-old perspective to my 18-year-old perspective…so far it’s a pretty vast difference), and, of course, spending a ton of time on my blog. Like, actually treating my blog like a full-time job. I have failed at that the last few summers and this summer I am determined. Social media is the problem. Time. Waster.?
Oh, and my plans also include lots of self-care. ??See eating more vegetables. Also, saying nice things to myself. You should try that. You might be surprised at how different you feel when you leave behind the Western expectation that we’re all supposed to loathe ourselves. What is that about?!?!?! Good exercise habits fall into that category too. For years I basically beat my body up, running and doing HIIT and putting a ton of pressure on my joints. And if running and HIIT work for you and you enjoy it, then DO IT. But it didn’t and I didn’t and I was just doing it because I thought I had to, and it got me nowhere except in a world of (literal) hurt. So now I walk and strength train and do yoga and, you guys, I feel so good.
Also in my self-care plan? Some sort of delicious drink every day. That doesn’t always mean alcohol. Most days it’s a latte or an iced coffee. But some days a cocktail is what I need, and I welcomed this week with this fresh and sweet (but not too sweet) frozen pineapple mojito. Mojitos have some of my very favorite flavors – mint and lime – as it is, and pineapple just goes so well with those flavors. I like spiced rum for my pineapple mojito, but if you want to use regular light rum, that would be fine, and I would bet that a little coconut rum would work well here too. No matter what rum you use, this frozen pineapple mojito is just infinitely slurpable. Buzz one up and kick up your feet!
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Yield: 1 drink
10 minPrep Time:
10 minTotal Time:
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves
- juice of 1 lime
- 4 ounces (about 1 cup) frozen pineapple chunks
- 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) rum (I prefer spiced, but light or coconut rum would work as well)
- 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) lemon-lime soda or soda water
- 3-4 ice cubes
- Place the sugar, mint leaves, and lime juice in a 10-12 ounce glass. Muddle with a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon until the leaves are mostly broken down.
- Place the pineapple, rum, soda, and ice cubes in a blender. Blend until smooth.
- Pour the pineapple mixture into the glass with the mint mixture. Stir to combine. Serve immediately.
For a non-alcoholic version, replace the rum with more soda.