Put a summertime spin on a traditional rum-based cocktail with this attractive Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Mojito. It’s a little sweet and a little spicy, with all kinds of smoky goodness.
Grilled Pineapple Jalapeño Mojito: A fresh summer cocktail!
I have been obsessed with fresh pineapple recently. It is so juicy and refreshing, it just screams summertime to me. We adore it paired with something spicy like in my Pineapple Salsa with fresh jalapeño peppers.
That salsa recipe is actually what inspired this cocktail. Mojitos are so much fun to customize by adding things like fresh fruit or herbs. Muddling really gets all the flavors blended, creating a symphony of tastes for your tongue. I also love to add a little spice to my cocktails!
Grilling really adds another smoky dimension to this drink. But don’t let that step intimidate you. If it’s not grilling weather or too much of a hassle to get the grill fired up, just char your fruit on the stove in a dry skillet or grill pan.
Adjust the amount of heat based on personal preference. I added several jalapeño slices to our cocktails because we like it hot! The mint and lime juice pair so well with the pineapple, you could even substitute fresh pineapple juice for the rum for a refreshing mocktail!
- 2-3 slices fresh pineapple
- 1 jalapeño pepper
- ¼ cup sugar
- 8-10 mint leaves
- 6 ounces light rum
- ½ cup fresh lime juice
- Sparkling water
- Lightly grill pineapple and peppers on grill or in a grill pan, set aside.
- Chop pineapple into ½ inch pieces. Slice jalapeño.
- Add half pineapple, desired amount of jalapeño slices and mint to a cocktail shaker, lightly muddle.
- Add rum, lime juice, sugar, and ice.
- Shake vigorously and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Top with sparkling water.
- Garnish with pineapple and lime wheels.
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