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Pineapple Pina Colada Mojito
Pineapple Pina Colada Mojito …WHAT?
Yes, I get it. It’s a bit over-the-top. Just because I no longer drink alcohol doesn’t mean that I am destined to boring drinks until the end of time!
This drink is refreshing at the pool, at a backyard BBQ, or to chill and watch movies with.
Why Use Essential Oils?
I know, I know! Using essential oils in drinks sounds insane. But essential oils have provided me great health…and the lemon essential oil in this recipe helps to replace the need for lemon-lime soda.
A traditional mojito recipe calls for club soda, but that’s long over. Most of the time, if you order a mojito at a bar, they will use Sprite or 7-Up as the base.
I’m not saying that it doesn’t taste good with the lemon-lime soda in it, but I gave up cokes many years ago.
So, with the addition of lemon essential oil and lime fruit, they mimic the flavor of a lemon-lime soda. Besides, citrus just makes it tastes dang fresh!
A Little More About Sodas
Sodas are full of sugar and chemicals that aren’t real ingredients. They are hella unhealthy, but you know that already.
I could have used the traditional club soda that a mojito calls for, but I wanted to use sparkling water instead.
So, I skipped the club and went for something more healthy.
Here we go again…I make my own coconut water from an actual coconut. This is so much tastier, affordable, and healthier. I love being able to control the exact ingredients in my recipes.
You can get my easy-to-make coconut water recipe here.
Let’s Get Sweet, Not Obese
The classic mojito calls for refined sugar or simple syrup. Of course I am not OK with that!
The demon refined sugar has no place in my house, no doubt.
I love to use Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener! It has zero glycemic index, is plant-derived, and has an amazing taste to it. I prefer the “Golden” product over the “Classic”.
The “Golden” version of the monkfruit sweetener has more of a brown sugar smell and flavor, which is my favorite.
For this recipe, I used 1 tsp of the monkfruit. However, you may want more. It’s just up to your personal taste preferences.
Sparkling Mineral Water
For this recipe, I used S. Pellegrino sparkling mineral water. I ordered this from Whole Foods ( I receive Whole Foods grocery deliveries) so that I could get a glass bottle of the sparkling water.
I am so funky about plastic, as you already know.
Plus the bottle are kinda cool to look at.
Garnish & Enjoy
Add some extra pineapple, lime, or mint to make your drink prettyful! Drink & enjoy!
This recipe makes one drink, so be sure to double the recipe when you have a partner-in-crime to enjoy these with!
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Pineapple Pina Colada Mojito
- 2 oz homemade organic coconut water
- 4 oz sparkling mineral water
- Add all of the "Muddle" ingredients to an 8oz glass.
- Take a muddling tool or use a mortar & pestle to juice & meld the monkfruit sweetener, citrus, pineapple, & mint together.
- Next, add in ice, coconut water, & then top it off with sparkling mineral water.