Pineapple Kiwi Mojito

Pineapple Kiwi Mojito

May 12, 2014

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Guys, we need to have a Cocktail Monday. Seriously though. For lots of reasons. One is because I have all these cocktail recipes piling up and Fridays kind of keep whizzing by. Well really, it goes a little something like this: Monday I’m totally on top of my blogging game, mostly because I spent some time Saturday or Sunday pulling things together. Wednesday I manage to get a post out too, probably because I had Monday night to edit photos, Tuesday night to start writing, and Wednesday night to finalize things and hit publish before midnight. But then the next day is Thursday. And I’m so wiped out from my week that when I get home from work, I can’t even open Photoshop. And then it’s Friday morning and I realize Cocktail Friday will have to wait until evening. But somehow I end up staying at work until 7 p.m. and then I come home and crash on the couch, cocktail photos unedited and blog post unwritten. Repeat. My poor, poor cocktails.

So, that is what happened to Cocktail Friday. But I think I’m desperately going to need a cocktail this Monday anyway. I mean, I fell asleep on the couch both Friday and Saturday night by 9:30. And if you know me at all, you know how absolutely crazy this is for me. I guess I’m just plain tired. So, basically, if I drink this cocktail now, I’ll be asleep within about five minutes. Head to the desk.

Luckily, you could pass this cocktail off as half juice. In fact, I’d be totally content sipping on it without the rum. Well, maybe not quite as content as I am with the rum… But it’s not usually acceptable to fall asleep at your desk at 9:00 a.m. Even on Mondays.

Pineapple Kiwi Mojito (makes 1 cocktail):
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  • 1/2 C diced pineapple
  • 1/4 C diced kiwi
  • 1 T fresh mint leaves
  • 2 t lime juice
  • 2 oz. light rum
  • 3/4 C soda water

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As with most of my cocktail recipes, this one is ridiculously easy to put together. It mainly just requires a little bit of chopping, namely a whole lotta’ pineapple and kiwi.

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In fact, all you’re going to do is muddle the chopped pineapple and kiwi with the mint in your glass. Add in some ice. Then squeeze in the lime juice and rum. And top it all off with soda water.

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Hey, I can clearly barely keep my eyes open after work… I obviously need to keep things simple around here if I want to be drinking fancy cocktails.

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I did, however, manage a pineapple garnish… Which consists of three cubes of pineapple on a toothpick. I know, I know. I totally went overboard.

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Usually when I make a mojito drink like this, I’d add in some sugar or simple syrup, but my pineapple was so naturally sweet, I didn’t feel like I needed it. I also considered adding in actual pineapple juice, but then decided against it.

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So, I kind of loved that all of the sweetness in this cocktail came from the juices of the fruit.

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And it was so, so minty.

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Is it safe to say we can officially stick with summer drinks now? The last couple days in Boston have been marvelously perfect. But it was only a few days ago that I was shivering to the bone. It could most definitely turn on a dime… But for now, I’m sipping mojitos and enjoying the mini heatwave.

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And here we go… Off to start another crazy packed week. I’m glad we talked about cocktails today because who knows the state I’ll be in by Friday.

 What state are you generally in by Friday evening?

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12 Responses to "Pineapple Kiwi Mojito"

  1. Rachel says:

    I agree that cocktails are so much more needed on Mondays anyway!! And I’m the same…this past weekend, I fell asleep by 10pm all nights…this looks super delicious, refreshing and summery!

  2. We have so much mint in our backyard right now – this would be the perfect way to use some of it up!

  3. Justine says:

    My fave flavors together with rum!

  4. I totally want one (or a few of these)… but I guess I’ll settle for the version without rum for now:-)

  5. Megan says:

    I’m usually crashing on the couch early Friday evening too. There have been a lot of Friday nights in with a movie and a glass of wine these days. Might have to switch up that wine for a cocktail. And after Tuesday I think we can stick with the summery drinks… finally!

  6. Odetta says:

    Best Monday ever. But really I missed your cocktails!

  7. Joanne says:

    I’m EXHAUSTED by the end of the week also!! Totally non-functional come thursday/friday. But I’m pretty sure my weekends need to be filled with these! Or my Monday mornings. No judgment.

  8. Monique says:

    This recent Friday I was in panic mode over a personal disaster… so there was lots of alcohol consumed. Usually, im very chill with my fiancé and we rent a movie and order take out.
    Im all for cocktail Monday!!! lets do it- start the week of riiight.

  9. yes indeed! Looks great

  10. It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, right? Pass me one of these mojitos, please! I’m sure the combination of the kiwi and pineapple tastes incredible.

  11. Yum! Mojitos are my fave cocktail, and the pineapple makes them even better! These look awesome!

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