Pineapple Mojito Cocktail Recipe

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Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Pineapple Mojito is a tropical twist on the classic Mojito, a Cuban cocktail that dates back to the 16th century. The original Mojito was a favorite of Ernest Hemingway and has since become a staple in bars around the world. The Pineapple Mojito adds a sweet, fruity element to the refreshing mint and lime flavors of the traditional Mojito, making it a perfect cocktail for summer parties or beach vacations.

How Pineapple Mojito Tastes?

The Pineapple Mojito is a refreshing, sweet, and slightly tart cocktail. The pineapple adds a tropical sweetness that balances the tartness of the lime and the freshness of the mint. The rum adds a subtle warmth to the drink, making it a delightful and balanced cocktail.

Interesting facts about Pineapple Mojito

  • The Pineapple Mojito is a variation of the classic Mojito, which is one of the most popular cocktails in the world.
  • The addition of pineapple gives this cocktail a tropical twist, making it a great choice for summer parties.
  • Despite its sweet taste, the Pineapple Mojito is relatively low in calories, making it a healthier choice compared to other cocktails.



Often the soul of a Mojito, 2 oz of rum provides a robust base without overpowering the other flavors. Opting for a light rum keeps the cocktail refreshing. No rum? You might end up with a virgin Mojito—still fun, but not the same kick!

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Pineapple Juice

3 oz of pineapple juice adds a tropical twist and natural sweetness to your Mojito. Too much could make it cloying, too little and you'll miss the pineapple punch. No pineapple juice? Mango juice could do the trick, providing a similarly exotic vibe.

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Fresh Lime Juice

That zesty 1 oz of fresh lime juice cuts through the sweetness and brings balance to the cocktail. Without it, the Mojito might be too sweet. Lemon juice could be swapped in for a slightly different citrus kick.

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We're looking for just the right amount of sweetness from our 2 tsp of sugar. Too much, and it's a sugar rush; too little, and the tartness from the lime might be overpowering. Honey or agave syrup can offer a more nuanced sweetness if sugar's not your jam.

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Fresh Mint Leaves

10 fresh mint leaves bring a cool, herby freshness that's quintessential to a Mojito. Less, and you might not sense the mint; more, and you could be chewing on a garden. No mint? Some daredevils use basil for a more peppery twist.

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Soda Water

A good top up of soda water adds the fizz that makes the Mojito lively. Without the bubbles, the cocktail could feel flat—literally. In a pinch, sparkling mineral water could step in, but expect a slight mineral taste.

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Pineapple Slice

A garnish of 1 pineapple slice pays homage to the tropical theme and even doubles as a tasty snack. No pineapple garnish is purely aesthetic heartbreak—but your Mojito will still taste great.

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Lime Slice

1 lime slice for garnish gives a hint to what's inside. It's all about the presentation, folks! Forgetting the lime slice won't ruin your drink, but the cocktail might feel less 'dressed up'.

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Recipe. How to make Pineapple Mojito Drink

  1. Muddle the mint leaves and sugar in a glass.
  2. Add the rum, pineapple juice, and lime juice.
  3. Fill the glass with ice and top up with soda water.
  4. Stir well and garnish with a pineapple slice and a lime slice.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best flavor.
  • Muddle the mint leaves gently to release their flavor without tearing them.
  • Chill the glass before serving for a more refreshing drink.

Perfect Pairings


Pair your Pineapple Mojito with some light and zesty seafood dishes. Think grilled shrimp, fresh ceviche, or a crab salad. The acidity of the cocktail will complement the seafood flavors.


Opt for salads that have a sweet and sour profile, like a tropical fruit salad or a mixed greens salad with vinaigrette dressing. The herbs in the salad will echo the mint in your Mojito.

Spicy Foods

The sweetness of the pineapple can help to balance the heat, so try sipping on a Pineapple Mojito while enjoying spicy Asian or Latin dishes.


Select desserts that are not overly sweet to avoid overpowering the drink. A lemon tart or pineapple upside-down cake makes a lovely match.

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What you could change in Pineapple Mojito

  • Rum: You can substitute white rum with dark rum for a deeper flavor.
  • Sugar: If you prefer a less sweet cocktail, you can reduce the amount of sugar or substitute it with a sugar-free sweetener.

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Spicy Pineapple Mojito

Add a small slice of jalapeño to the muddling step for a spicy kick. The heat from the pepper will play against the sweetness of the pineapple, creating a tantalizing balance.

Coconut Pineapple Mojito

Swap out the soda water for coconut water and add a splash of coconut cream. This will create a creamier, more tropical variation with that unique coconut flavor mingling with the mint and pineapple.

Berry Pineapple Mojito

Muddle a handful of mixed berries with the mint leaves and sugar. This twist will bring an added layer of freshness and a beautiful color, making it not only delicious but also a feast for the eyes.

In case you forgot basics how to make Pineapple Mojito

Insert the spoon into the glass until it touches the bottom. Keep the back of the spoon against the inside wall of the glass, and stir in a smooth, circular motion. The goal is to swirl the ice and ingredients together without churning or splashing.

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The key to proper muddling is to crush the ingredients just enough to release their flavors and not overdo it. Over-muddling can result in a bitter taste, especially with herbs.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Pineapple Mojito

What type of rum works best for Pineapple Mojito?

While white rum is commonly used for Pineapple Mojito, it actually depends on personal preference. Some prefer the light and subtly sweet flavours of white rum while spiced or dark rum can add a depth of flavour.

Can I make a non-alcoholic version of the Pineapple Mojito?

Yes, you can definitely make a non-alcoholic version, also known as a 'mocktail'. Simply substitute the rum for more soda water or a non-alcoholic spirit.

Is Pineapple Mojito served blended or on the rocks?

Pineapple Mojito is typically served 'on the rocks', or over ice. However, if you prefer a slushie-style cocktail, you can blend the ingredients with ice.

How can I store fresh mint leaves to ensure they stay fresh?

Fresh mint leaves are best stored in the refrigerator. Wrap them in a damp paper towel, place in a plastic bag and store in the crisper drawer of your fridge.

What can I pair the Pineapple Mojito with?

The Pineapple Mojito pairs well with summer dishes like grilled chicken, seafood, or a fresh salad.

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