Celebrate National Mojito Day with Honey!

Posted by National Honey Board on July 11, 2018

Honey Variety 2

Today is National Mojito Day and we're celebrating with our Grilled Pineapple Mojito! Honey in a cocktail, you ask? Why yes! Honey's versatility makes it an ideal ingredient for any beverage recipe, especially cocktails!

As an all-natural sweetener, honey simple syrup is a great base for any cocktail. As its name suggests, honey simple syrup is easy to make and store for all your beverage mixing needs! Simply heat 4 parts honey to 1 part hot water in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the mixture reaches a simmer. Remove from heat and cool. Store at room temperature or refrigerate as desired.

In addition to adding the perfect amount of sweetness to your favorite beverages, honey also adds depth to the most complex cocktail recipes by balancing and enhancing flavor profiles of other ingredients, such as the lime, pineapple, mint and rum in this tropical recipe.

 

Grilled Pineapple Mojito

Ingredients:

For Grilled Pineapple:

  • 1 T honey
  • 1 T rum
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cut into 16 wedges

For Mojitos:

  • 4 limes, cut into eighths
  • 8 tsp. honey
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 3/4 cup rum
  • ice
  • club soda

Directions:
In a shallow dish, mix together the honey, rum, and lime juice. Add the pineapple and turn to coat. Let sit 5-10 minutes.

Heat your grill to medium-high. Add the pineapple and cook 1-2 minutes on each side, or until the fruit softens slightly and golden brown grill lines appear. Remove from heat and let cool.

Roughly chop half the grilled pineapple. Divide the chopped pineapple among 8 collins glasses. Add 2 lime wedges, 1 tsp. honey and 10 mint leave to each glass; muddle to combine. Stir in the run, then fill each glass with ice. Top with club soda.

Garnish with remaining grilled pineapple, lime wedges, and mint leaves.

So whether you're throwing a mojito fiesta or brewing up your favorite iced tea for a backyard cookout, honey makes your beverages shine like gold!

Have a favorite honey beverage? We'd love to hear about it in the comments below! Also, be sure to check out our current social media giveaway and enter to win a sweet prize package. * This giveaway is now closed. *