Pineapple ginger mojito with ginger syrup, fresh mint and spicy ginger is the perfect summer drink.
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 like Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon.
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.
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.
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.
Here are more great cocktails:
Raspberry and Citrus Mezcal Cocktail
Pineapple Ginger Mojito
- Large handful of fresh mint
- 1 inch piece of ginger peeled
- 2 small pieces of pineapple + more for garnish
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- ½ oz ginger syrup
- 2 oz rum
- Sparkling water optional
- In a tall glass, muddle a few sprigs of mint, ginger and pineapple together.
- Fill shaker with ice, pineapple juice, rum and ginger syrup. Shake vigorously for 5 seconds.
- Fill glass with ice and pour drink into glass. Top with sparkling water and garnish with fresh mint and pineapple.