Minty Pineapple Rum
“This delicious drink is a fabulous way to use fresh mint and celebrate summer. If the pineapple isn’t overly ripe, add a bit more sugar. Save any leftover pineapple-mint syrup in an airtight glass container, or freeze the mixture in ice cube trays to use later.” —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia
Photo: Taste of Home
- 6 tablespoons fresh lime juice about 3 limes
- 4 cups cubed fresh pineapple 1 inch
- 40 fresh mint leaves
- 2/3 cup superfine sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1-1/2 cups light rum
- ice cubes
- 7 cups club soda chilled
- slices fresh pineapple and additional fresh mint leaves
- Place the first 5 ingredients in a blender; cover and process until pureed. Transfer to a 1-1/2-qt. pitcher; stir in rum. Pour 1/3 cup mixture into each glass. Add ice; pour 1/2 cup soda over ice. Garnish with pineapple slices and additional mint leaves.
3/4 cup: 118 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 44mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fibre), 0 protein.