Pineapple Arugula Mojito

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 recipe

Pineapple Arugula Mojito

Yield: makes 4 to 6

It sounded weird when I was offered one at a party, but I promise you my Pineapple and Arugula Mojito is not weird at all.

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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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This Post Has 27 Comments

  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    This sounds soooo yummy! Love this idea!

    1. bakedbree

      thanks Katrina! I cannot take the credit, it was all Dole!

  2. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

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

    It was so great meeting you last week!

    1. bakedbree

      It was so nice to meet you too! You are adorable and I am very jealous of your glasses.

  3. Cassie

    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!

    1. bakedbree

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

  4. Sarah Caron

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      You are in for a treat Sarah! It was very nice to meet you in person. Go Team Blueberry!

  5. Kjbq

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

    1. bakedbree

      you are very welcome my friend. Stop having so many babies so we can drink them together!

  6. Alyssa

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

    1. bakedbree

      Me too, these could get me into some serious trubs.

  7. Donna

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

    1. bakedbree

      Sounds good!

  8. Barry

    I prefer Mojitos, so I am making these this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that you like them as much as I do Barry.

  9. Dara

    What a beautiful cocktail! Arugula in a mojito? Inspired.

    1. bakedbree

      It sounds weird, but trust me on this one. So good.

  10. Jacqueline@HowtobeaGourmand

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Lauren @ Part Time House Wife

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      It is so good it is dangerous. Be warned. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Kevin (Closet Cooking)

    Those mojitos look amazing! I am wishing that I had another one here right now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Me too Kevin. Right now, I could totally go for one too.

  13. mavis

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Mavis!

  14. pregnancy photographer nj

    I love me some Mohito!

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