Pineapple-Mint Daiquiris

Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 day 2 hrs

Take a trip to the tropics. The fresh juice is also excellent without rum.


  • 2 large ripe pineapples (each about 3 ¾ pounds), peeled, cored, and cut into chunks

  • cup sugar

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped fresh mint leaves, plus more and sprigs for serving

  • 2 cups white rum

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)


  1. Bring pineapples, 2 cups water, and sugar to a boil in a large pot. Cover; simmer until fruit is tender, 5 minutes. Let cool slightly, then puree, in batches, in a blender. Strain into a bowl; let cool 1 hour. Use a muddler to crush mint in a large pitcher. Stir in pineapple juice; refrigerate overnight. Strain out mint, if desired. Add rum and lemon juice. Pour into ice-filled glasses, garnish with chopped mint and sprigs, and serve.

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