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We’ve noticed that Plantation Stiggins’ Fancy Pineapple Rum has been popping up more and more often in our favorite liquor stores and seeing a bottle always puts a smile on our faces because it is such a fun, tasty product. We certainly like to think that we aren’t the only ones requesting it, too! The rum has a deep pineapple flavor because it is made with real pineapples, not just pineapple flavoring. It is an enjoyable addition to many drinks, particularly drinks that already use some pineapple in them. As we recently had a fridge that was chock full of fresh pineapple and mint, we naturally reached for the Stiggins and started to make mojitos.
It’s hard to go wrong with a mojito, especially on a day when it is a little bit too hot and humid for comfort. Our Stiggins Pineapple Mojito is refreshing and has a great fresh pineapple flavor to it, without being overly sweet. The drink starts with pineapple, mint and sugar that is muddled together, the combined with lime juice, Plantation Stiggins Fancy Pineapple and Plantation White rums, and topped with a splash of soda. Since we used fresh pineapple, there is a nice brightness to this drink, while the pineapple rum enriches the flavor of the fresh fruit.
Stiggins Pineapple Mojito
3 1-inch chunks fresh pineapple
5-6 mint leaves
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 oz simple syrup
3/4 oz lime juice
1 oz Plantation Stiggins Fancy Pineapple Rum
1 oz Plantation White rum
In a collins glass or a large rocks glass, combine pineapple chunks, mint leaves, sugar and simple syrup. Muddle until the mint is fragrant and most of the juice has been released from the pineapple. Fill the glass with cracked ice, then pour in the lime juice and rums. Stir to combine, then top with a splash of soda water.
Garnish with a lime wedge, sprig of mint and a few pineapple fronds.