Pineapple Ginger Mojito and Where I Find Inspiration

I always try to connect my little “stories” with the recipe I’m sharing. I tried to do the opposite once and it backfired on me, so since I always just talked about the recipe and what I liked about it and how to prepare it, etc.

But lately, I really wanted to share where I find my inspirations. It wasn’t until 2 years into my blog that I really honed into my niche. I have always been interested in cultures and food with cultures, especially since I come from such a diverse background. I often share Mediterranean dishes, Jewish foods and foods that I find striking and challenging (insert Julia Child here).

As I have delved more into cooking, blogging and sharing recipes, I am beginning to realize how much I want to appreciate different cuisines and learn more about them. I often get bored with pedestrian recipes and the standard staples and know that my pallet and mind craves something richer and deeper.


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So what inspires me? Colors, textures and flavors. Different experiences. Challenges. Walking into a store where I am the only English speaking person. Reading ingredients that I can’t understand. Trying something for the 1st time. Recreating a dish based of flavor-memory.

So from now on that is what I am going to work on. I am going to work on “soulful food” in a sense a learn the backbone of the dishes that I want to create. I can’t travel all over the world all the time, but I hope to through this food adventure.

And now for a cocktail to break the ice, pineapple ginger mojito. This reminds me of the mojito I had at Cuba, a restaurant in Manhattan. I couldn’t find a sugar stick like I had then, but still utterly delicious. It is simple, sweet and to the point. Just like I like ’em.
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Pineapple Ginger Mojito

5 minutes

5 minutes

Yield: 1 mojito


  • Large handful of fresh mint
  • 1inch piece of ginger, peeled
  • 2 small pieces of pineapple + more for garnish
  • 6 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz ginger syrup
  • 2 oz rum
  • Sparkling water (optional)


  1. In a tall glass, muddle a few sprigs of mint, ginger and pineapple together.
  2. Fill shaker with ice, pineapple juice, rum and ginger syrup. Shake vigorously for 5 seconds.
  3. Fill glass with ice and pour drink into glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with fresh mint and pineapple.



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    • SamanthaSamantha says

      Thank you so much Lokness!! It really means a lot when you share comments like this :) Isn’t cultural foods beautiful?

    • SamanthaSamantha says

      Ahh it’s been SOOO warm here in So it is finally in the 70’s, thank goodness lol

  1. says

    What a delicious and refreshing mojito!!!! Pineapple and ginger – brilliant combination that I never thought of. Thinking about it make me thirsty and crave for that refreshing feeling on my throat… ūüėÄ I should grab these ingredients for this weekend. <3


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