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Pineapple Rum Mint Julep

Roasted Pineapple and Rum Mint Julep

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 2 cocktails
Calories 1093kcal
Author Creative Culinary


For the Brown Sugar Simple Syrup

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup ice cubes

For the Roasted Pineapple

  • 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks fresh or canned
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar

For the Pineapple Mint Julep

  • 8-10 chunks of roasted pineapple
  • 2 oz brown sugar simple syrup
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 2 oz Pineapple Rum see notes
  • Crushed ice I put ice into a large Ziploc bag, covered it with a dish towel and banged it with the smooth side of a meat mallet


  • Chill your cocktail glasses.

To make Brown Sugar Simple Syrup:

  • Combine sugar and water in a pot on medium heat.
  • Heat mixture until it simmers, stirring constantly. Once the sugar is dissolved, pour the mixture into a heat proof container and add the ice; stir until it melts and mixture is cool.
  • Pour cooled syrup into a bottle or jar and refrigerate until ready for use. Will keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge.
  • To make your Pineapple and Rum Mint Juleps
  • Combine the pineapple chunks and brown sugar and mix to cover the pineapple. Lay the fruit on a baking sheet covered with foil and roast in a 400 degree oven until it starts to brown; about 20-30 minutes, turning over once midway. Watch carefully; it can go from brown to burned quickly. Cool.
  • In a large cocktail shaker, combine roasted pineapple chunks, brown sugar simple syrup and mint leaves.
  • Using a muddler or large spoon mash everything together. Add the rum, cover and shake vigorously for a few seconds.
  • Fill your chilled glasses with crushed ice above the rim
  • Strain the liquid from your shaker into the glass on top of the ice.
  • Garnish with a slice of pineapple and mint leaves.
  • Serve immediately.
  • Cheers!


No Pineapple Rum to be found? No worries; just add another piece of two of the roasted pineapple tidbits to your shaker.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 1093kcal | Carbohydrates: 236g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 98mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 226g