Pineapple Mojitos

Refreshing Pineapple Mojitos get your party started in the right direction. An added plus is that the Lemon Grass Syrup can be prepared a day or so ahead.

Pineapple Mojitos

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2

    cups cubed fresh pineapple

  • 16

    mint leaves

  • Lemon Grass Syrup

  • 1

    cup fresh lime juice

  • 1

    cup white rum, chilled

  • 1

    (1-liter) bottle club soda, chilled

  • Cracked ice

  • Lemon Grass Syrup

  • 1

    cup sugar

  • Pinch of salt

  • 2

    (12-inch) fresh lemon grass stalks

Directions

1. Purée pineapple in a blender or food processor. 2. Crush mint with a mortar and pestle or coarsely chop. Divide mint among 8 large glasses or canning jars. Add 1/4 cup pineapple purée and 2 tablespoons each Lemon Grass Syrup, lime juice, and rum to each glass. Fill glasses 3/4 full with club soda. Stir in about 1/3 cup cracked ice. Serve immediately. Note:Cool overnight. Lemon Grass Syrup 1. Combine sugar, salt, and 3/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. 2. Trim both ends of lemon grass stalks, and remove coarse outside leaves. Cut into 3-inch pieces, and crush to break up fibers. Place lemon grass in sugar mixture, and let stand 30 minutes. Transfer to a glass container; cover and chill overnight. Strain syrup, discarding lemon grass. (May be made up to 1 week ahead.)


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