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pineapple arugula mojito recipeSo far May has been a whirlwind. In a good way, but it is flying by. A few weeks ago, I went to Dole, and this week, I went to Minneapolis to visit General Mills International Headquarters. If you ever would have told me that this blog would have given me so many amazing opportunities, I would never have believed you. But it truly has. I have met so many interesting people, acquired skills that I never knew I possessed, and visited some truly inspiring places. Life is good.

The first night on the Dole trip, there was a really nice cocktail party for all of us to get to know each other. These pineapple arugula mojitos blew us all away. So fresh and light, they could very easily get you in trouble. I never would have thought to put arugula in a cocktail, but it completely works. This my friends, is the summer cocktail of 2012.

pineapple arugula mojito recipe1 pineapple
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 cup Dole Arugula
2 limes, cut into 8 wedges
1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 (6-ounce) cans Dole pineapple juice
2 cups light rum
club soda

pineapple arugula mojito recipePeel and core pineapple. Cut into chunks, and reserve 8 pieces. Puree the rest of the pineapple in a food processor or blender. In a large pitcher, add mint, arugula, limes, and brown sugar.

pineapple arugula mojito recipeCrush the leaves with a spoon, muddle it really well.

pineapple arugula mojito recipeAdd pureed pineapple, pineapple juice, and rum. Add a good splash of club soda.

pineapple arugula mojito recipePour over ice, and garnish with pineapple chunk, mint, and more limes.

pineapple arugula mojito recipe

Pineapple Arugula Mojito

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple
  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup Dole Arugula
  • 2 limes, cut into 8 wedges
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 (6-ounce) cans Dole pineapple juice
  • 2 cups light rum
  • club soda

Instructions

  1. Peel and core pineapple. Cut into chunks, and reserve 8 pieces. Puree the rest of the pineapple in a food processor or blender. In a large pitcher, add mint, arugula, limes, and brown sugar.
  2. Crush the leaves with a spoon, muddle it really well.
  3. Add pureed pineapple, pineapple juice, and rum. Add a good splash of club soda.
  4. Pour over ice, and garnish with pineapple chunk, mint, and more limes.
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28 Responses to Pineapple Arugula Mojito

  1. This sounds soooo yummy! Love this idea!
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar recently posted..Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

  2. My goodness. I want this in my belly right. now. It looks super yummy!

    It was so great meeting you last week!
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  4. Cassie says:

    I would have never dreamed to put arugula into a mojito. But now that you did it, I am convinced that it would be amazing. The peppery aroma, I bet, pairs perfectly with the lime and brown sugar. I adore this Bree!
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    • bakedbree says:

      Me neither! I was even doubtful when I took my first sip, I got over it quickly and promptly ordered another one.

  5. Sarah Caron says:

    I’ve been thinking about this ever since you described it last week. Looks so good. I can’t wait to try it this summer.
    Sarah Caron recently posted..Recipe Developing and Food Styling with Betty Crocker Kitchens

  6. Kjbq says:

    Making these for my next party! Thank you!!!!!

  7. Alyssa says:

    Sounds so refreshing…I could go for one of these right now!

  8. Donna says:

    I made Jalapeno Margaritas this weekend for my boyfriend. Personally, I prefer Mojitos, so I am making these this weekend. Thanks for the recipe.
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  9. Barry says:

    I prefer Mojitos, so I am making these this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
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  10. Dara says:

    What a beautiful cocktail! Arugula in a mojito? Inspired.
    Dara recently posted..Vietnamese Chicken Salad

  11. Wow! I would never have thought of putting Arugula/Rocket in a mojito but it looks fantastic. Very refreshing and worth making. Thanks for the inspiration :-)

  12. I am so down for any kind of mojito…Especially a pineapple and arugula?? So interesting I serisously need to try it!
    Love hearing your blog gives you great oppurtunities…Its really inspiring =) Congrats.
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  13. Those mojitos look amazing! I am wishing that I had another one here right now. :)
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  16. mavis says:

    great drinks and i love it for my friends but try this drink papaya blue berry with apple juice and gin tell me how it turn out for you. enjoy it.

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