Pineapple-coconut mojito

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Pineapple-coconut mojito

Photo, Roberto Caruso.

Mix up this traditional cocktail and say cheers to summer.


  • 6 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 1/2 tsp simple syrup
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 1 oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup sweetened coconut water


  • MUDDLE mint and syrup in a shaker.
  • FILL with ice. Add rum, lime juice, pineapple juice and coconut water.
  • SHAKE, then pour into a baby coconut, hollowed-out pineapple or tiki glass.
  • TO make simple syrup: Mix 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 cup water in a small pot. Bring to a boil. Transfer to a jar and chill. Keeps well, refrigerated, up to 2 weeks.

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