I won’t share many alcoholic beverages here on The Katherine Chronicles, but if I were to choose an alcoholic drink to partake in on the weekends this would be it! I fell in love with mojitos a few years back, mainly due to the berries and sugar in them to disguise I was actually drinking any alcohol… however, both are not very low carb. This low carb mojito recipe allows me to be able to enjoy a drink with friends from time to time, however, I won’t be going indulging in too many carbs. When I drink I don’t like the taste of alcohol to be too strong, so you may want to adjust the amount of club soda to your liking; 3-5oz if you’re a baby like me, or 1oz if you can slam it down like a champ and don’t wince at the taste of rum.
Whether you are watching your carb intake or not, people often fail to notice the large amount of sugar and calories that can be consumed while drinking. A simple classic mojito can set you back 25-25 grams of sugar each, holy moly (that also sounds like a hangover). This is the perfect drink to have as a little treat to yourself that you made it through the week (and didn’t punch any of your crazy coworkers) – without splurging on a ton of sugar. Go meddle some mint, dump in some rum, kick your heels up and enjoy!
This is a quick and easy recipe you can throw together, you can even try to trick your friends into drinking something not full of sugar and see if they notice! hehe Give this recipe a try and let me know how it tastes! Feel free meddle in a few raspberries or blackberries along with the mint for a berry flavored mojito!
- 15 Mint Leaves
- 15 drops Stevia
- 1oz Lime Juice About 1/2 a squeezed lime
- 1 cup Ice Cubes
- 2 oz White Rum
- 3 oz Club Soda
Remove the mint leaves from stem and add to bottom of glass. Muddle with a muddler or the end of a wooden spoon (if you're not fancy, like me).
Add lime juice, stevia, and ice into glass.
Add in chilled club soda and white rum, then stir to mix. Garnish with more mint or a lime wedge. Enjoy your low carb mojito!
Find the stemless wine glasses here
Find the cocktail muddler here