Pineapple and ginger mint julep cocktail

pineapple and ginger mint julep

This pineapple and ginger mint julep is a twist on the classic cocktail and one you will definitely want to try. The pineapple is infused into the sugar syrup and can be used in a variety of drinks.

I took a pineapple that was on the verge of overripe and about to be tossed, and cut it up into small chunks. I added it to 2 cups of water and a cup of sugar and boiled it for about 30 minutes. I then allowed this syrup to cool and strained it into a jar. Infusions are such a stunning way to add flavour in a subtle way.

Mint julip with pineapple and ginger

Ginger adds a little kick, but all in all, it’s still intrinsically a mint julep.

If you like it milder, top up your drink with fresh pineapple juice or soda water.

Refreshing, aromatic and so perfect for a hot summer’s day. Here’s to Spring and Summer on their way in the Southern Hemisphere.

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This makes one large cocktail.

Pineapple and ginger mint julip

I add a pineapple and ginger-infused twist to a classic mint julip cocktail. 
Print Recipe
pineapple and ginger mint julep
Prep Time:5 minutes


  • 8 - 10 mint leaves
  • 1 T sliced fresh ginger about 4cm piece
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 3 T pineapple sugar syrup
  • ice and crushed ice
  • soda water or pineapple juice to top up optional


  • Put the mint, ginger, bourbon and pineapple sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker and muddle to release the aromatics.
  • Add about 8 - 10 ice blocks and vigorously shake the drink.
  • Strain over a glass of crushed ice, topping up with fresh pineapple juice or soda if you prefer.
  • Garnish with sprigs of fresh mint
Servings: 1
Author: Sam Linsell

Mint julip with pineapple and ginger

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  1. What a nice refreshing looking drink!!

  2. Thanks Lokness 🙂

  3. HI

    I appreciate you wanting to share my recipe and my images but I prefer to keep my recipe on my site. I follow an international sharing protocol as prescribed by link with love, so please can you remove my recipe. Happy for you to share the pictures and link back to me.


  4. Hello Sam, my apologies. I used your recipe and image on my blog, credited to you, but after seeing your above comment I have removed.
    Best, Laura

  5. Hi Laura, its really not ok to just lift peoples content and transplant it on your own website without permission. It amounts to theft. I see you do it all the time and Im sure the other bloggers are not aware as I was not. You may have given credit but that is not the right way to share on the internet. The legal team at will be in touch with you re copyright infringement.

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