Want a super refreshing and fruit-forward cocktail? This tropical Strawberry Pineapple Mojito is the best way to satisfy that craving
This fruity mojito recipe starts with fresh strawberries and pineapple muddled with mint to lend a sweet, fresh, and distinct flavor to make this cooling cocktail extra special.
Plus, the addition of citrus from lime, rum, and bubbles from club soda rounds it out to culminate into a truly satisfying sip.
As an environmental scientist, I am always trying to highlight seasonal ingredients. That means fruity cocktails are no exception!
Green tip: Eating seasonally is one of the best ways to support local and decrease your carbon footprint. Local foods have less associated transportation costs and fuel emissions.
Check when pineapple and strawberries are in season in your area with this Seasonal Food Guide.
Strawberry Pineapple Mojito Ingredients
Here’s everything you need:
- Pineapple. I love to use fresh, but you can absolutely use canned too!
- Strawberry. Just two large strawberries will infuse plenty of flavor and color.
- Mint. Fresh spearmint preferred.
- Lime. Just one lime should give you all the juice you need.
- Pineapple Juice, Sugar, or Simple Syrup. This will depend on how sweet you like your cocktails. If you just want it subtly sweet, use pineapple juice! For a more classic mojito, use granulated sugar. And for the sweetest mojito, opt for simple syrup.
- White rum. White rum is preferred because it has a subtle taste, allowing the other flavors to shine. Dark rum will work in a pinch.
- Club Soda. For that fizzy finish!
Strawberry Pineapple Mojito Tips and Tricks
Muddle Your Fruit and Mint
This is especially important in this fruity mojito! Use a wooden spoon or muddler to press down on the mint strawberry and pineapple, crushing the fruit and expressing the juice from the fresh mint.
Two strawberries and a handful of pineapple chunks will be plenty to lend a gorgeous combination of tropical flavors.
I love to leave my muddled fruit at the bottom of my cocktail, but if you’re looking for a smoother sip, you can easily muddle your fruit in a cocktail mixing glass and strain it into your mojito glass.
Use Fresh Lime
Using fresh lime goes a long way in this fun Mojito recipe! You should be able to get all the juice you need from just one lime.
I love using my citrus squeezer to easily extract the juice from my lime, but you can hand-squeeze as well.
Choosing Your Rum
It’s as simple as this: use your favorite brand! White rum is my preference because its flavor is subtle. This allows the lime, mint, strawberry, and pineapple to shine.
But if you only have dark rum at home, don’t fret! Dark rum will absolutely work too.
If you’re still unsure which white rum to use, I recommend Bacardi Superior.
It’s classic and Bacardi cocktails are always delicious, and Bacardi’s global initiative Good Spirited: Building a Sustainable Future is working to divert waste from the landfill, reduce carbon emissions, and sustainably source sugar cane.
On the other hand, if you’re not a rum fan, you can opt to sub in vodka or even gin, like in this gin mojito!
Sweetening Your Mojito
I’m giving you three great options for sweetener, to help you tailor this cocktail to your taste. If you like your mojitos only mildly sweet (this is my preference!), I highly recommend using pure pineapple juice as your sweetener.
It will amplify the flavor of pineapple and give you a natural sweetness, allowing you to enjoy this mojito without any refined sugar.
If you like a sweeter mojito, you’ll want to use either sugar or simple syrup for your cocktail.
Green tip: Making your own sauces and syrups is a great way to avoid extra plastic packaging that eventually ends up in landfills or makes its way into the environment and becomes microplastics.
If you’re using simple syrup, just add it after muddling. For the sweetest option, use granulated sugar! Simply muddle it with your strawberry, pineapple, and mint.
You can easily make your own simple syrup at home! Just use a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water, add it to a small pot, and heat until the sugar is dissolved.
Make sure to allow the homemade simple syrup to cool before adding it to your Strawberry Pineapple Mojito. You can store it in an airtight container or a jar with a lid for about a month before it starts to get cloudy.
Top it with Bubbles
The best finish to a Strawberry Pineapple Mojito is the fizz! I prefer using club soda to get those bubbles, but tonic water or sparkling water will work in a pinch.
Once you’ve muddled your strawberry, pineapple, and mint, you’ll add your lime juice, sweetener, and rum. Then, add ice to your glass and top your cocktail with the club soda.
Strawberry Pineapple Mojito Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best mint for mojitos?
The best mint for mojitos is fresh spearmint leaves. While peppermint leaves work as well, too much will be overpowering (think toothpaste). Spearmint just lends a refreshing flavor.
What is in a Strawberry Pineapple Mojito?
A strawberry Pineapple Mojito is a fresh take on a classic mojito and is comprised of strawberry, pineapple, mint, lime, rum, sweetener, and club soda.
How do you make a fruity mojito?
The easiest way to make a fruity mojito is to muddle your fruit and mint in a highball glass before adding lime juice, rum, sweetener, and bubbles.
This Strawberry Pineapple mojito uses both fresh strawberries and fresh pineapples to add a tropical fruit-forward flavor to your mojito.
Why You Should Make this Strawberry Pineapple Mojito
- It’s tropical. The pineapple lends a tropical flavor to your classic mojito, transporting you to the beach with every sip!
- It’s refreshing. The fresh mint, citrus, and fruit make for a super refreshing cocktail.
- It’s vibrant. The flavor and color of the strawberries add a vibrance to this cocktail that can’t be beaten.
If you’re loving this Strawberry Pineapple Mojito and want more fun mojito recipes, check out this Ginger Beer Mojito and Spicy Mojito.
Tropical Strawberry Pineapple MojitoPRINT PIN RATE
- Cocktail Muddler (optional)
- 2 large strawberries, diced
- ¼ cup chopped pineapple chunks
- 1 sprig mint
- 1 ounce lime juice (1 oz usually = juice of 1 lime)
- 1 ounce pineapple juice or simple syrup, or 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (*** see notes below)
- 2 ounces white rum
- 2 ounces club soda
- To a highball glass, add mint, strawberries, and fresh pineapple. Use a wooden spoon or muddler to crush the fruit and express the oils from the mint. *If you are using granulated sugar instead of simple syrup or pineapple juice, add the sugar now and muddle it with the mint, strawberry, and pineapple.
- Add the lime juice, pineapple juice (or simple syrup), and rum and stir to combine.
- Fill your glass with ice and pour club soda on top.
- Garnish with a strawberry slice, lime wedge, and extra mint. Enjoy cold.
- *** Deciding whether to use sugar, simple syrup, or pineapple juice will depend on how sweet you want your cocktail. For a very subtle sweetness, use pineapple juice. For a sweeter cocktail use granulated sugar (the sweetest option!) or simple syrup.
- Mojitos might just be my favorite cocktail! Original is always classic, but I love them with a twist, too—check out the collection of my best mojito recipes!