Pineapple Ginger Mojito

Recipe by Dr. Jenny
READY IN: 1hr 20mins
SERVES: 1
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • To make the pineapple-rum: Peel, core and slice pineapple and pack into a glass container with a cover. Add rum to completely cover pineapple. Seal container and store in a cool place for four to five days. Taste rum occasionally to check progress. When rum has reached the desired flavor, strain it through a sieve, bottle, and refrigerate for up to two weeks. Yields one liter.
  • To make ginger syrup: In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, bring water and ginger to a boil. Add sugar, stirring until dissolved. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature. Strain through a sieve, bottle, and refrigerate for up to one month. Yields approximately 3 cups.
  • To make mojito: In a 14-oz glass, muddle spearmint, lime juice, and ginger syrup, to release the spearmint oils without tearing the leaves. Fill the glass with crushed ice, and add pineapple-infused rum. Stir the drink to incorporate the flavors and coat the ice. Add more crushed ice, stir again, top with soda water, and stir once. Garnish with a sprig of mint and spear of pineapple.
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