Sunday, August 12, 2012

Blueberry Pineapple Mojito


While laying in bed one Saturday morning for whatever reason, blueberries popped into my head.  Then pineapple.  Then MOJITOS!? Ah…. yep.  I love mojitos. They are really the perfect summer drink.  But, the price tag when ordering them at a restaurant, no thanks.

Make these and enjoy them on your deck, patio or like we did, standing in the kitchen slurping them to the last drop.  Just keepin' it real people.  I promise you will like them.  Pinky swear.
 Start by putting about a cup of crushed ice in a shaker or glass.
 Squeeze in the juice of a lime wedge and toss that in there too.  ** At this point in time I would like to disclose that Mr. Schwartz helped me, these are his manly freckled fingers.**
 Add 4-5 mint leaves.
 A handful of blueberries
 A few fresh pineapple chunks
 And two packets of Sweet 'n Low.  This worked out perfectly, because Sweet 'n Low is so fine, it dissolved perfectly and added just of sweetness the drink needed.
 Add a shot of white rum.
 Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, smash the heck out of everything.
 Pour into your serving glass.
 Add more ice.
 And top with soda water. Stir it up.
 And slurp it down...

 I could drink a pitcher of these.
 Cheers to the dog days of summer.

Blueberry Pineapple Mojitos
(makes one drink but can be easily doubled or quadrupled)

1 1/2 cups crushed ice
1 lime wedge
4-5 mint leaves
a handful of blueberries
2-3 fresh pineapple chunks
2 packets Sweet 'n Low
1.5 oz (1 shot) white rum
8 oz soda water

In a glass or cocktail shaker, add a cup of the crushed ice.  Squeeze the lime into the glass/shaker, toss the whole lime wedge in as well.  Then add the blueberries, pineapple, Sweet 'n Low and rum.  Using a muddler or the back of a large wooden spoon, smash everything together.

Pour everything into a glass.  Add the remaining ice and top off with soda water.  Stir to combine and serve.

Enjoy!

Recipe by: Mrs. Schwartz

**Note, this was part of a Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with Sweet 'n Low.  I was provided with free samples, a cocktail shaker and the funds to make this recipe.  Please keep in mind that as always the opinions and recipe are my own. You can't by my love, baby.**

7 comments:

  1. Fantastic! How about linking it in ti Food on Friday: Cocktails? Have a great week!

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    1. Hi Carole! Sorry I have been "out of the office" on vacation. I will check it out and link up on Friday!

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  2. What a beautiful presentation :)

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    1. Thanks! Not only is it pretty it really is quite tasty!

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  3. very very nice!


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  4. Whoa there that drink looks magical! I don't like mojitos really cuz of the mint, but man your photos are beautiful and calling me to give this drink a try. I'm also eyeing your lemon creme bars that I briefly saw. I am your newest GFC follower! :)

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