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I’m going to be real with you right now… Pursuing a new career path is not easy.

Ok I know that’s a really obvious statement right there. I knew it was going to be hard when I made the decision to move to a less conventional career, but I really thought I would be in a different place right now. I thought I would be set in a groove like I used to be when I worked the typical 9 to 5.

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HA, joke’s on me!

Instead I am working odd hours and every single day present it’s own unique set of challenges. I’m so used to the 9 to 5 grind, my brain is fighting against the new day-to-day lifestyle. As a result, it’s complete and utter exhaustion every second.

There is one day that I always look forward to each week – the day I get to make a cocktail for the blog. I time it so I wrap up right at cocktail hour (because earlier would just get me into trouble…), giving me the wonderful excuse to enjoy a delicious cocktail while I finish up my day at my desk. #workperks

Pineapple Mojito | cakenknife.com

This pineapple mojito was exactly the bright note I needed to start the week off on a high note. I have never met a mojito I didn’t like and the pineapple mojito is quickly climbing the charts as my all-time fav. It’s bright and bubbly, with just a touch of sweetness. I am instantly transported to a white sand beach, looking out on the blue water and feeling completely refreshed.

Pineapple Mojito | cakenknife.com

Cheers to a productive end to the week!

Pineapple Mojito

Pineapple Mojito

Yield: 1 cocktail
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Bright and bubbly, a Pineapple Mojito is a refreshing and tropical version of a classic.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup diced fresh pineapple
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 tsp raw sugar
  • 8 to 10 mint leaves
  • 2 oz white rum
  • 4 oz soda water
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Muddle the diced pineapple, pineapple juice, lime juice, sugar, and mint leaves together in the bottom of a glass. Add rum and fill the glass with ice. Top the drink off with soda and garnish with extra mint leaves and pineapple.