Smashed Strawberry & Pineapple Vodka Mojitos

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These smashed strawberry & pineapple vodka mojitos are the perfect cocktail for any springtime celebration!

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Is there anything better than a long holiday weekend? For us working gals, having a day off (where we don’t have to work) is truly the biggest blessing in the world. To be honest, I don’t remember the last day I took off from everything. Between my 9 – 5 job, my freelance obligations and this blog, there hasn’t really been a day where I haven’t cooked, written, photographed or sat in a cube in far too long.

ingredients mojito

And boy am I looking forward to it! For the first weekend in, well, forever, we don’t have huge plans for the weekend. In fact, I’ll probably find myself shopping and laying by the pool for most of it. I do plan to make a few pitchers of these smashed berry vodka mojitos though for our little BBQ for a few reasons. One, they taste amazing.

fresh berry pineapple mojitos

Two? We have a wild forest of mint growing in our front yard.

fresh mint

Seriously, the mint is so rabid it’s overtaking my flowers. Even though I prefer wine to liquor, I knew a mojito had to happen soon or else we’d be killed by the mutiny of mint at our house. That and I’m trying to branch out of just wine and beer and up my cocktail game.

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Plus, wine and beer aren’t exactly diet friendly so I’m desperately trying to find tasty libations that are naturally sweetened and refreshing without a metric ton of calories or sugar. These? Are just that. The entire batch only has 2 tablespoons sugar and the rest comes from the fruit. Other than that, it’s all naturale baby.

fresh berry and nectarine mojitos

I’m not lying when I say these might be my new signature drink of summer. Now if only I could find a way to make a living sipping cocktails by the pool, I could indulge in these more frequently with a beautiful bronzed tan.

Smashed Strawberry  & Pineapple Vodka Mojitos

Easy fresh mojitos

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Serves about 8.
Prep time: 10 – 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
  • 1/2 nectarine, cut into thin slices
  • 1 1/2 lime, cut in half
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 16 ounces (about 2 cups) vodka (I used berry flavored)
  • 24 mint leaves
  • Diet ginger ale

Directions: 

  1. Place the strawberries into a large bowl. Using a spoon or muddler, gently smash the berries into the pitcher. Add the berries to a large pitcher. Add in the pineapple and nectarine slices. Squeeze the lime into the pitcher and pour in the vodka. Add the sugar, one tablespoon at a time, stirring well after each addition.
  2. In another small bowl, carefully muddle the mint leaves so they bruise slightly. Mix the mint leaves (and extracts) into the pitcher.
  3. Top with diet ginger ale and serve!

Easy fruit mojtios

Nutritional information per serving (about 1 glass or 1/2 cup):

Calories: 171.5
Fat: >1 gram
Carbohydrates: 11.12 grams
Fiber: 0
Protein: 0.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 2

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  1. Posted by The Food Hunter on
    Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
    I am looking forward to this weekend to try and relax a little too! this sounds perfect
  2. Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
    These look amazing! And do you know how jealous I am that you have all that mint???
  3. Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
    What a perfect summer cocktail! Have a great weekend!
  4. Posted by Stephanie on
    Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
    Ugh these look so good! I will have one next summer for sure ;)
  5. Posted by Cookin Canuck on
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
    It's so rare that I take days off completely (not a good habit to get into, I've discovered), but am hoping to do so this weekend. I hope you enjoy your R&R time! This mojito looks like the perfect thing for kicking back poolside.
  6. Posted by Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom on
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
    I love how pretty and fruity these are! A very relaxing kind of drink!
  7. Posted by Paula - bell'alimento on
    Thursday, July 2nd, 2015
    I am all about the smashed cocktail. Looks insanely delicious.
  8. Posted by Kim Beaulieu on
    Friday, July 3rd, 2015
    Enjoy your time off. I know I am, my daughter is home for the first time in weeks. I am going to just soak up all the time with her I can. Sometimes you just have to pull back and enjoy the little things. Like these mojitos. These are so stunning. I could sip on these all the live long day.
  9. Friday, July 3rd, 2015
    Well,when under threat of mutiny by mint, then clearly mojitos are the only logical defense. The smashed strawberries and pineapple really breathe the taste of summer into these sippers. I hope you have plenty of time to relax this weekend.