These mojitos get tons of flavor from caramelized grilled pineapple, tons of fresh mint, and a kiss of honey.
Every season deserves it’s own signature cocktail. In the cooler months, I was into moody drinks made with ingredients like bourbon, apple cider, and cranberry juice. Now that grilling season is approaching, I’ve swapped those out for fresher flavors like citrus, fresh herbs, and rum.
The one element that remains a constant no matter the season is honey. I love that it adds another element of flavor in addition to sweetness. Plus it mixes well in it’s natural state, so you don’t need to fuss with making simple syrup – this is especially handy in the summer when you’re outside and don’t necessarily have a burner or a pot nearby.
Lately, I’ve been all about these tropical grilled pineapple mojitos. They’re bright and cheery and remind me of everything I love about summer – there’s just something about pineapple that reminds me of sunshine and makes me smile.
To make these grilled pineapple mojitos extra special, I toss pineapple wedges in a mixture of rum, honey, and lime juice, then throw them onto the fire. Grilling the pineapple softens its texture and brings out its natural sweetness, while the sugars in the marinade caramelize and pick up a subtle smoky flavor.
The grilled pineapple then gets muddled with more mint, lime juice and honey to ensure that there’s plenty of flavor in every sip before the rum and club soda are added.
If you’re avoiding alcohol, these grilled pineapple mojitos make delicious mocktails. Just add more club soda in place of the rum.
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