fresh pineapple and additional fresh mint leaves

Minty Pineapple Rum

"This delicious drink is a fabulous way to use fresh mint and celebrate summer. If the pineapple isn't overly ripe, add a bit more sugar. Save any leftover pineapple-mint syrup in an airtight glass container, or freeze the mixture in ice cube trays to use later." —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia