This Seltzer Mojito will become your summertime go-to cocktail. With generous amounts of lime and mint, it’s not too sweet which is perfect for warm-weather sipping.
I had never actually had a mojito until I visited my friend in Florida last year. While I really liked them, when I came home to recreate it-I felt they were way too sweet and too much sugar.
So after planting mint in a little patio garden for the sole purpose of making my own mojitos, I set out to make a refreshing cocktail that would be perfect for the warmer weather and wouldn’t have me overloaded on sugar.
Tips for making cocktails with sugar-free alternatives:
While I use Splenda (or sucralose) on a daily basis, there are many other ways to make a low calorie/low sugar cocktail without it. Try some of the alternatives mentioned in this article or even try a sugar-free simple syrup like this one from Gastronom.
Within the last few months, I’ve almost totally wiped out my pop/soda consumption by solving my need for carbonation with the occasional flavored seltzer. So it was easy to see how swapping the original club soda for the seltzer with lime would be really good-fizzy with additional lime flavor built right in.
Then the only other change that I made was to swap out the typical 2 Tablespoons of sugar (yes, 2!) for just 1 tsp of Splenda.
I actually thew up this seltzer mojito on my Facebook page one Saturday night without planning on posting it to the blog, but I was surprised how popular it became! So I must not be the only one looking for low sugar, not too sweet mojito.
How to make a Seltzer Mojito:
Clean then rip the mint leaves and place in the bottom of a glass.
Add Splenda and juice from the lime over the top of the mint leaves.
Muddle the ingredients with the end of a wooden spoon or muddler if you have one.
Add the lime slice back into glass, add rum, seltzer, and ice to the top of the glass.
Want more cocktails for summer?
Pop in a straw, head out to the pool and here you are…..
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
- 2 mint leaves ripped
- 1 tsp Splenda or other prefered sweetener
- 1 slice of lime
- 1 12-ounce can lime seltzer I used Polar Seltzer
- 1 ounce white rum
- Clean then rip the mint leaves and place in the bottom of a glass.
- Add Splenda and juice from the lime over the top of the mint leaves.
- Muddle the ingredients with the end of a wooden spoon or muddler.
- Add the lime slice back into glass, add rum, seltzer and ice to top of glass.
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