These smashed strawberry & pineapple vodka mojitos are the perfect cocktail for any springtime celebration!
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.
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.
Two? We have a wild forest of mint growing in our front yard.
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.
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.
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
Serves about 8.
Prep time: 10 – 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
- 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
- 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.
- In another small bowl, carefully muddle the mint leaves so they bruise slightly. Mix the mint leaves (and extracts) into the pitcher.
- Top with diet ginger ale and serve!
Nutritional information per serving (about 1 glass or 1/2 cup):
Fat: >1 gram
Carbohydrates: 11.12 grams
Protein: 0.5 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 2