The flavour of this pineapple ginger mojito mocktail is so good. This refreshing drink is brimming with tropical flavours. It’s the kind of drink I associate with fun vacations in the sun! This pineapple ginger mocktail would be great for any occasion. It’s super easy to throw together, and it really does taste impressive. This is an easy pineapple mojito recipe that is perfect for warm summer days.
Easy Pineapple Mojito: What You Need to Make It
You will have most of the ingredients to hand, maybe even all of them! This pineapple mojito recipe includes sugar, water and ice, which you will have. In addition, you will need fresh ginger, limes, mint and pineapple. Plus some soda water.
You can use canned or fresh pineapple, and fresh or bottled pineapple juice. A chunk of fresh pineapple (with the skin on) makes a cute garnish for the glass.
Use fresh limes, mint leaves and ginger for the very best results. Fresh ginger keeps for quite a long time in the salad drawer of the refrigerator. I usually have a couple limes to hand too, since I use those making food not just in drinks.
As for the mint, a lot of people like to grow it in their garden. I would recommend growing it in a pot though because it really grows fast and spreads out! You don’t want it to take over the whole backyard.
Pineapple Ginger Mojito Mocktail: How to Prepare It
This easy pineapple mojito does involve some cooking. I add the sugar and ginger to water in a pan. Then I warm it up, just enough to dissolve the sugar. Strain out the ginger when it’s cooled and you have homemade ginger syrup!
After that, you combine some of the syrup with lime, ice, mint, and pineapple. And as much ice as you like. As for the soda water, you might like to add less or more. Adding more will give you a longer drink. Adding less will result in a stronger, sweeter flavour in this tropical mocktail. Cheers!
History of Mojitos
This drink’s popularity began in Cuba with Ernest Hemingway who was very fond of them. Mojitos were featured in a James Bond movie (Die Another Day) and then later one with Johnny Depp. As for the history, well that is a bit more complicated, since there are a few stories.
The original mojito recipe was said to be a medicinal beverage to heal illness in Cuba. Mint, sugar cane syrup and lime were combined with a moonshine type of rum to ward off disease. Well, too many of those and you’d probably forget you were sick anyway!
According to legend, the cocktail was introduced to Pirate Drake when he invaded Cuba. He liked it but immediately switched the Cuban moonshine in the recipe for rum. The cocktail was then known as El Draque. The name later changed to mojito. Mojo is the African word for magic charm or talisman.
Whether or not this is true, it’s an interesting story. Mojitos were the most popular cocktail in the world in 2013. Today there are all kinds of variations, including this pineapple ginger mojito mocktail.
You will agree this pineapple mojito recipe is a party in a glass. If you’re driving, pregnant or just want an alcohol-free option which is still yummy, try this pineapple ginger mocktail. It’s kid-friendly too. Everyone will love this tropical mocktail recipe!
Easy Pineapple Mojito Variations
One of the great things about making mocktails such as this pineapple mojito recipe is you can tweak them.
You might be thinking it’s best not to mess with perfection, but you can make some equally delicious drinks by changing the ingredients a little.
Swap the mint leaves for Japanese shiso leaves and the soda water for Sprite for an Asian take (and throw in a little saké if you want!) Shiso leaves are in the mint family and are often used in savoury dishes in Japan.
Another idea is to switch the pineapple in this pineapple ginger mojito mocktail for mango, strawberry or another fruit. If you don’t have any pineapple handy, but you have plenty of strawberries, go ahead and make a strawberry mojito mocktail instead! So many options for this tropical mocktail recipe.
Raspberries or another berry would also work in the recipe. Even blackberries, and you can use fresh or frozen ones. Once you have made a pineapple ginger mojito mocktail, you will want to experiment with other ingredients too.
Mint Pineapple Ginger Mojito Mocktail Recipe
The BEST Mint Pineapple Ginger Mojito Mocktail
- 3/4 Cup water
- 1 Cup sugar
- 1/2 Cup fresh ginger peeled and sliced
- 3 limes
- 1/2 Cup mint
- 2 Cup pineapple chunks
- 1 Cup pineapple juice
- 1 Can club soda
- 1 Cup ice
- In a small saucepan, pour the water. Add sugar and sliced ginger. Heat over low flame.
- When the sugar has dissolved, remove the pan from the heat and chill. Once chilled, strain and discard the ginger.
- In a serving pitcher, add lime wedges, ice, mint leaves and ¼ cup of the ginger syrup
- Add pineapple juice and soda. Serve!
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
The combination of sweetness, citrus and mint in this pineapple ginger mocktail is go good. The flavour is perfectly balanced, and will keep you coming back to this tropical mocktail recipe whenever you’re in the mood for a mojito. Whether you follow the pineapple mojito recipe as it is, or change up some of the ingredients, you’re sure to love it.
Let me know if you try out this pineapple ginger mojito cocktail recipe! This is an easy pineapple mojito recipe that is perfect for warm summer days. If you are a fan of the mojito, you might want to try this Strawberry Mojito, too.
Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for recipes, dogs, sustainability, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
Bella Bucchiotti is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer for MSN and the Associated Press Wire.