A Skinny Mojito Recipe with a Summer Twist

 

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I LOVE cocktails. Don’t get me wrong, I also love craft beer, but there’s something about an ice-cold summer cocktail on a hot day that makes even the heat worth it (well sort of). The unfortunate reality is that most cocktails are loaded with a ton of sugar. One 8 oz. mojito can have up to 250 calories and 25 grams of sugar in it. Why did it take me over 25 years to know this? When I found this out, it was seriously depressing. I usually have at least two, sometimes three of these delicious, fizzy, full of minty-goodness beverages, which is almost 40 percent of our recommended daily caloric intake

In an attempt to lower my calorie intake while drinking my favorite cocktail, I came up with a lower calorie option that’s lower in calories and doesn’t disappoint in taste.

A SKINNY MOJITO RECIPE WITH A SUMMER TWIST
Serves 1
A skinny version of the beloved mint mojito
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
180 calories
13 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
0 g
215 g
3 g
9 g
0 g
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
215g
Servings
1
Amount Per Serving
Calories 180
Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A
1%
Vitamin C
16%
Calcium
3%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. Lime juice from 1/2 lime
  2. 1 tablespoon Stevia
  3. 6-8 mint leaves
  4. 2 oz. Bacardi Gold rum
  5. 4 oz. Lime La Croix seltzer water
Instructions
  1. Place the Stevia, mint leaves, and lime juice in a highball glass. Muddle the three ingredients all together, then add the rum to the mixture.
  2. Next, fill the glass almost to the top with ice and top with the La Croix seltzer water.
  3. One of my favorite variations for summertime is to add a few small cubes of watermelon into the mojito and eat it once most of the cocktail has been drunk (the watermelon will taste infused!).
Notes
  1. You can create your own unique skinny mojito by adding a few pieces of your favorite fruit to the cocktail. I added a few small watermelon chunks to mine!
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calories
180
fat
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protein
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carbs
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Using Stevia (0 calories) and Bacardi Gold rum (130 calories for 2 oz.) can cut down your calorie intake per mojito by almost half. If you choose to do so, adding a few small pieces of watermelon will add 15-20 calories to the cocktail.

How do you like your mojitos? What should I try next? I’d love for you to tag @makingitmillennial in your Instagram posts when you make these refreshing cocktails!

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