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.
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 😉 My husband 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 😉
- garbanzo beans
- potatoes (any variety)
- dark chocolate
- ground turkey
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.
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!
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!
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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Frozen Pineapple Cilantro Mojito
- 1 cup (14 g) ice
- 1/4 cup (41.25 g) fresh chopped pineapple,, or canned crushed pineapple (drained)
- 2 ounces (56.7 ml) light, silver, or white rum
- 1 ounce (28.35 ml) lime juice , (juice of 1 lime)
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1 sprig fresh cilantro
- Place all the ingredients in the pitcher of a blender.
- Blend until smooth and serve immediately.
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.
Thank you, Kim! I’m so happy you popped over! I hope you enjoy the cocktail. Today is a perfect day for it! Hope to see you here again soon 😉
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.
Thanks so much for pinning, Joybee! And I actually thought the same thing- it would work really well just muddled too! I hope you enjoy the cocktail and thanks for the sweet comment!
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Thank you so much, CJ! I’m heading over right now. Thanks for inviting me!
I am completely IN LOVE with this drink! I’m including it in a summer cookout round-up Friday and definitely PINNING it to try soon! Yummm!!
Ooh, yay! I’m so happy you like it, Cathy! Thank you so much for including it in your roundup, and for pinning too! 😀
I’m not a mint fan, so Ive never had a mojito, but your versions looks and sounds amazing!
Thanks Heather! If you like cilantro you might really enjoy this! I think it would be really good with basil too 😉 Thanks so much for stopping by, and for the sweet comment!
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 🙂
How perfect! I hope you enjoy the drink, Jill! It’s different but if you are a cilantro fan you will probably love it. Thanks so much for clicking over! And for saying hi!
As soon as I have this baby, I am making myself one of these. Sounds so refreshing for summer!
Aw, good luck, mama! And happy (early) Mother’s Day to you!!! Thanks so much for dropping by Ellen, and for the great feedback too 😉