Pineapple Ginger Mojitos with fresh pineapple juice, lime and spiced rum make a refreshing summer cocktail. A sweet and spicy twist on the classic mojito!
I love how beautiful this cocktail looks, and the taste is spot-on. All topped off with a wedge of caramelized pineapple.
Summer days in the back garden, sunglasses on and a glass of this fruit cocktail in hand. Bliss.

2 Pineapple Ginger Mojitos in mason jars decorated with wedges of caramelized pineapple.
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Spiced rum is usually the drink of the summer for me. Wine and beer are good, but rum cocktails are so much better!

Ideal for summer barbecues, or simply to relax at the end of a hard week, this cocktail totally hits the spot.

I wanted to add a bit of a twist to the classic mojito, so going with spiced rum (instead of white rum) was a good start. The addition of some sweet pineapple and spicy fresh ginger is the perfect way to finish!

The cocktail still includes the classic mint/lime/soda combination. The only thing missing is the sugar. Since the recipe involves reducing pineapple juice down to make it more concentrated – and therefore more sweet – there’s really no need to add any more sugar in there.

What do we need?

  • Pineapple juice – fresh, from a carton or a tin – all work great!
  • Fresh ginger, mint leaves and lime for fiery freshness
  • Spiced rum – I like Kraken Spiced Rum or Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold Rum
  • Soda water/club soda
  • Fresh or tinned pineapple, butter and brown sugar – for that delicious caramelized pineapple garnish

How to make a pineapple mojito

Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. Simmer the pineapple juice and ginger in a small saucepan for 5-10 minutes until reduced.
  2. Make the caramelized pineapple  – dust pineapple slices in brown sugar and fry with a little butter until caramelized.
  3. Muddle mint leaves lime juice and lime slices in a glass, the top with the pineapple-ginger juice. Add crushed ice, spiced rum and top with soda water.
  4. Garnish with mint and caramelized pineapple.
Overhead image of 2 mason jars filled with Pineapple Ginger Mojitos and decorated with mint leaves and caramelized pineapple.

I’ve got to admit, I made a couple of these, and then I went right back in the kitchen and made up a larger batch of the pineapple/ginger reduction so Chris and I could have one or two more!

Fresh pineapple juice, pineapple juice cartons, or even the juice from tinned pineapple – it all works. Give it a go, and I bet you’ll be back in the kitchen making more too.

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Pineapple Ginger Mojitos with Spiced Rum

Pineapple Ginger Mojitos with Spiced Rum – a sweet and spicy twist on the classic mojito cocktail. Served with a wedge of caramelized pineapple.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American, Cuban


  • 240 ml (1 cup) pineapple juice
  • large thumb-sized piece of ginger slices (no need to peel)
  • small bunch mint leaves
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 lime sliced
  • crushed ice
  • 100 ml (3.5 fl oz) spiced rum (I use Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold Rum or Kraken Spiced Rum)
  • 120 ml (4 fl oz) soda water/club soda

Caramelized Pineapple:

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 slices fresh or tinned pineapple
  • 2 tbsp light brown soft sugar


  • mint sprigs
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  • Place the pineapple juice and slices of ginger into a small saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 5-10 minutes until the liquid has reduced by half. Leave to cool to room temperature, then discard the ginger.
    240 ml (1 cup) pineapple juice, large thumb-sized piece of ginger
  • Make the caramelized pineapple next. Heat the butter in a frying pan until it starts to foam.
    1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Dust the pineapple slices in the brown sugar and place in the frying pan. Fry, turning once, until both sides are golden and caramelized (about 3-4 minutes). Put to one side.
    2 slices fresh or tinned pineapple, 2 tbsp light brown soft sugar
  • Place 6 mint leaves in each glass (this recipe is for two glasses). Add the lime juice and lime slices to the glasses.
    small bunch mint leaves, juice of half a lime, 1 lime sliced
  • Pour in the reduced pineapple-ginger juice and muddle everything together with a spoon.
  • Fill the glasses up two-thirds of the way with crushed ice, then pour over the spiced rum. Top with the soda water (club soda) and mix again. Add more ice to fill up to the top if necessary.
    crushed ice, 100 ml (3.5 fl oz) spiced rum, 120 ml (4 fl oz) soda water/club soda
  • Garnish the glasses with a small sprig of mint and a slice of caramelized pineapple.
    mint sprigs


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Nutritional Information is per serving.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 71mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 225IU | Vitamin C: 61.9mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 0.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

This post was first published in August 2016. Updated in July 2020 with extra tips and a video.

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  1. Jodi says:

    Can the juice be made ahead of time and in a bigger batch? I would like to make it a day ahead of when I need it.

  2. Jodie says:

    5 stars
    I loved this yummy refreshing cocktail so much that I made a gift basket with all the ingredients for my sister’s birthday and included homemade guacamole dip and chips. Now I need to make more pineapple/ginger juice for myself!