Pineapple Arugula Mint Mojitos

Well H-E-L-L-O gorgeous!  One sip of this tall drink of water deliciousness and you’ll be shaking your hips to the rhythm of the Mambo that will be playing in your head. I fell in love with these mojitos while I was in Monterey at the Dole Summit.  I am obsessed with mojitos (one of the sole reasons I grow mint). I do have to admit that I had never imagined putting arugula into a cocktail before. But guess what? It works! The arugula lends a subtle peppery bite the cuts the traditional sweetness of the mojito . 

This is a cocktail I’ll be making all summer and think once that you’ve tasted it you will be too! Now maybe I should think about planting some arugula ; )

Baci!

Recipe slightly adapted from Dole

Pineapple Arugula Mint Mojitos

What You Will Need:

  • 1/2 fresh DOLE® Tropical Gold® Pineapple, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves plus additional mint for garnish
  • 1/2 cup DOLE Arugula
  • 1 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 - 6 oz. can DOLE Pineapple Juice
  • 1 cup light rum
  • Ice cubes

What To Do:

  1. Reserve 4-8 pineapple chunks for garnish if desired. Puree remaining pineapple in blender or food processor.
  2. In large pitcher muddle or crush mint, arugula, lime wedges and sugar. Add pureed pineapple, pineapple juice and rum; stir well.
  3. Fill 4 tall glasses with ice cubes. Pour pineapple mixture over ice. Garnish each with reserved pineapple chunk and sprig of mint.
http://www.bellalimento.com/2012/05/18/pineapple-arugula-mint-mojitos/

13 Comments

  1. 1

    I’ve never considered putting arugula in a cocktail, but now that I’ve seen this, it all makes a lot of sense. Can’t wait to try this over the summer!

  2. 2

    Looks so darn good, Paula!! I remember you tweeting or instagraming about these…must try these out!

  3. 3

    What a lovely drink! So refreshing.

  4. 4

    hello gorgeous indeed! beeeeeeeeeeautiful :)

  5. 5

    So delicious looking!

  6. 6

    Ooh, I wouldn’t have thought to put arugula in it either, but I bet it’s really delicious!

  7. 7

    MMMMMM Mojito! Mojitos are always welcome in my belly. I just chopped up a fresh pineapple the other day, so I’ve got pineapple on the brain. Looks like a sweet, refreshing beverage!

  8. 8
    Joanna /

    Looks Tasty!

  9. 9

    I love mojitos and can’t wait to try these beauties!

  10. 10

    Kindred spirit! I also grow mint so I’m mojito-ready all summer. This recipe looks so amazing, can’t wait to try it!

    I just found you via pinterest, off to look around your blog. :)

  11. 11
    Jennifer /

    I’ve never thought of adding arugula to a mojito, but it definitely sounds interesting.

  12. 12

    My mint is growing as I type… ;)

    What a beauty this drink is! I absolutely love mojitos of every kind. Pineapple/arugula has to be my next concoction! this looks so awesome Paula!

  13. 13

    Okay – never thought of putting arugula in a cocktail, but you know…I can see how that would really work. Is it 5:00 yet?

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