By the time we went to college Sonia was the tiniest girl at school, so this pineapple mojito came to my mind. The reason, in Spanish we have this rhyme: “de piña para la niña,” which means: pineapple flavor for the girl and has no sense in English.
1 ½ oz Ron de Venezuela Santa Teresa Añejo
1 pineapple slice cut in chunks
6 spearmint leaves
½ oz vanilla syrup
¾ oz lemon juice fresh
In a shaker, muddle the spearmint with the pineapple and the vanilla syrup.
Add the rum and lemon juice, and fill with ice.
Shake well and strain into a highball glass filled with crushed ice.
Top off with club soda and garnish with a pineapple wedge and a mint sprig.1