Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito for #MysteryDish

It’s five O’clock somewhere! Celebrate with this Refreshing Mojito Cocktail, Frozen and Blended with Sweet, Juicy Pineapple, Rum, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, and a Subtle Hit of Herbal Cilantro.

Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito | Baking a Moment

Hello everyone! How was your weekend? Ours was really nice and relaxing. We grilled, and had a fire pit, spent some time with friends, and of course, little league ;) Mr. Allie and I are loving how little league forces us to just slow down, focus on our family, and enjoy the beautiful Spring weather. There’s no wifi at the fields, so I’ve no choice but to unplug and just chill out.  And it’s kinda awesome ;)

Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito | Baking a Moment

So- one other thing that I did over this weekend was to make (several!) pitchers of this fabulously refreshing Pineapple Cilantro Mojito. I came up with the idea based on this month’s Mystery Dish list:

  • garbanzo beans
  • eggs
  • flaxseed
  • cilantro
  • potatoes (any variety)
  • bread
  • quinoa
  • lime
  • popcorn
  • dark chocolate
  • ground turkey
  • asparagus

Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy was our host this month, and so she put together this challenging list of ingredients. I won’t be bragging about using more than half of the ingredients this month! Ha ha I’ve been put in my place this time around, lol! Only two of the ingredients in this month’s recipe, which is totally fine by me because this cocktail is absolutely a new favorite around our house.

Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito | Baking a Moment

It’s a little sweet, a little herbal, a lot citrusy, and a lot cold, refreshing, and slurp-able. I blended it with lots of ice, so the final drink has almost a sorbet-like consistency.

Traditionally, a mojito is made with fresh mint, rather than cilantro. But I really liked the almost savory note that the cilantro brought to the party. However, if you aren’t a big cilantro-lover, I think this frozen treat would be just as delish with mint, or even basil! Maybe even tarragon would be good. Any kind of non-woody herb would be super yummy, so if you have an herb garden and want to put your own spin on it (pineapple mint? rose geranium?) the sky’s the limit!

Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito | Baking a Moment

Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito

Yield: 1 cocktail

Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito

It's five O'clock somewhere! Celebrate with this Refreshing Mojito Cocktail, Frozen and Blended with Sweet, Juicy Pineapple, Rum, Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice, and a Subtle Hit of Herbal Cilantro.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ice
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped pineapple, or canned crushed pineapple (drained)
  • 2 ounces light, silver, or white rum
  • juice of 1 lime (about 1 ounce)
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 sprig fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Place all the ingredients in the pitcher of a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth and serve immediately.
http://bakingamoment.com/frozen-pineapple-cilantro-mojito/

Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito | Baking a Moment

Make sure you’ve got your fridge and bar cabinet stocked with these few ingredients, so that when 5 o’clock rolls around, you can be sipping on this summery cocktail!

And don’t forget to check out all the fun recipes my Mystery Dish pals came up with this month:

April Mystery Dish | Baking a Moment

1. Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake by Culinary Couture
2. Pineapple Cashew Quinoa “Fried Rice” by Blahnik Baker
3. Chili Lime Popcorn by The Pajama Chef
4. Cilantro Lime Hummus by The Weary Chef
5. Gluten Free White Bean Brownies by Yummy Healthy Easy
6. Homemade Popcorn with Cilantro Lime Butter by The Well Floured Kitchen
7. Tex-Mex Chickpea Salad by Joyful Healthy Eats
8. Quinoa Salad with Asparagus and Tomato by Chez Catey Lou
9. Key Lime Pie Popcorn by I Dig Pinterest
10. Turkey Sausage Breakfast Casserole by I Want Crazy
11. Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito by Baking a Moment
12. Pretzel Caramel Crunch by The Dessert Chronicles

So fun, right?

PS- Here is a link to my favorite kind of citrus reamer.  I love this kind because it gets out SO. much. juice.  And here is the kind of blender I have.  The motor is a monster and it obliterates ice into the silkiest smoothest fluff you could ever want ;)

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Comments

  1. says

    Your weekend sounds amazing!! I love that little league is giving you that wonderful time to spend with the boys. This drink well my friend…it looks beyond amazing! I would give everything for a glass right now. Looks so refreshing and I love the infusion of cilantro. I am one of those that throws cilantro in everything I make..just love that herb. Great use of ingredients!!

  2. says

    Your weekend sounded nice and relaxing. It’s so true about little league — gotta unplug! If my son sees me on my phone he calls me out on it because he doesn’t want me to miss anything. haha This drink sounds so refreshing, and love the idea of adding cilantro to a mojito! Great idea. :)

  3. says

    We are the same way – love our time at the baseball fields, time to slow down and take in every awesome moment. These days don’t last long so we love every minute of it. And being that it will be 95 degrees here today, this drink sounds like the perfect way to end the day. Love it!

  4. says

    This sounds like such a yummy cocktail!! Pineapple, lime and cilantro sounds like a winner combination. I bet it would be yummy without the rum, too! I love your pictures, they’re beautiful! Thanks for another Mystery Dish well done!

  5. says

    So glad you had a nice and relaxing weekend Allie and love that little league allows you some nice uninterrupted family time – those are the best :) And this is one yummy and refreshing looking cocktail! Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs and I love that you added pineapple in here. The pictures are just gorgeous too!

  6. says

    That sounds like such a fun weekend! And seriously, this is the most creative combination of flavors I’ve seen! Pineapple is one of my favorite refreshing summer fruits – I’ll have to try it with cilantro!

  7. says

    What?!? Mojitos are my absolute favorite drink, they always remind me of being on the beach in mexico. Love the pineapple and cilantro addition to this, will definitely have to give it a try because well… everything you make tastes awesome so I know this one will too! Beautiful pics too Allie, pinned!

  8. says

    It’s nice to escape from that phone!! Such a release…I feel way more attached to my phone since i’ve started blogging. A little jealous you enjoyed grilling and a fire last weekend, sounds so lovely!! It has been raining everyday here in MN :( BUT I know it won’t last forever. This mojito sounds awesome. First off because it’s frozen :D and second, because you use cilantro. Nice twist. Thanks Allie!

    • says

      My pleasure, Kelly! It rained like cats and dogs for the last 2 days here in Philly, and now there’s major flooding all over the area. My house is safe though, thank goodness! And we’re looking at another lovely weekend, now that the skies have cleared. Hope that sunny weather is headed your way too!

  9. says

    Allie!!! oh my gawd, this frozen cocktail is AWESOME! I just saw a Tangerine Coriander Sorbet on Dessert For Two’s blog. . I’m really loving recipes now incorporating ground spices and fresh herbs in new ways . . this is brilliant. . and SO PRETTY too! Can’t wait to try this. . and I can’t wait to talk shop with you in just a couple of weeks!!! woot woot!! I want to get some pointers from you!

    • says

      Pointers from me??? I can’t imagine what I could possibly… you are such a pro! If anything, you need to teach me. (I can’t wait either!) Thanks so much for the sweet compliments, Alice. I love herbs and fresh fruit in cocktails too. I’m so happy for that trend. And I’ll have to check out that blog- I don’t know that one, so thanks for the tip!

  10. says

    Hi Allie! I was compelled to click over from Buns in my Oven today. I love pretty much any type of mojito but have never had one with cilantro. Considering I have about half a bunch leftover in my fridge from my post today, I obviously have to make this :)

  11. says

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  12. says

    Allie, I love this flavor combination. I almost always have pineapple, cilantro, and rum on hand and never thought of mixing them. I will definitely give this a try soon. What’s great is that it would also make a perfect drink with out being blended. Just muddle the pineapple and cilantro with or without some sugar in the bottom of a glass and top with ice, rum and cub soda. I can’t wait to try this. I saw this at Saturday Night Fever (features) and I pinned it.

  13. says

    Allie, I saw your cocktail on Azlin Bloor’s Favourite Summer Drinks and HAD to visit your blog for the recipe! (My cilantro plant is growing by leaps and bounds.) This sounds sooooo refreshing! Thank you.

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