Who says you have to sacrifice taste for lower calories? Try this keto mojito recipe to lighten up one of the most refreshing cocktails out there.
I love to sip on a refreshing cocktail when I’m soaking up the sun by a pool or beach (much rarer sighting these days!) We recently stayed in an air bnb in Indio, California just outside Palm Springs. Since we had a full kitchen it meant we had the ability to create whatever cocktails we wanted. One of the easiest cocktails to lighten up in my opinion is the mojito. And if you’re lacking a good blender or shaker not to worry- this keto mojito recipe just needs a few shakes in a glass.
Why risk a headache or extra calories with added sugar? Swap it out with pure ingredients and your favorite sugar substitute.
What you need
- Good quality rum & Malibu rum or similar
- fresh mint
- fresh limes
- sugar substitute (we used one packet of Splenda, but Stevia or monkfruit work great too!)
- sparkling coconut water
- lots of ice!
- shot glass for measuring
- two glasses for mixing
- lemon/lime squeezer
- knife for cutting limes
- muddler (we improvised with the end of a spatula!)
How to make a keto mojito.
First you’re going to want to start with cutting one JUICY lime in fourths. Next, squeeze each piece one at a time into an empty glass. I say juicy because if you end up with a dud lime you’ll need to use more. You definitely want to taste that lime in your mojito!
After you’ve squeezed your juicy lime add several mint leaves and one packet of Splenda. Now, faux sugar is subjective. Alter the amount and type of sugar to YOUR liking! This is YOUR cocktail after all! 🙂 Now comes the muddling part. You’ll want to use your muddler or whatever tool you have chosen to substitute with if you don’t have one to crush the mint leaves into the sugar and lime juice.
Now its time to add your rum and ice! Again, this is subjective. You’ll want to add one shot glass of regular rum and one of coconut rum (I like Malibu) and a handful of ice. Grab another glass and pour the keto mojito mixture into the opposite glass. Rotate pouring into each glass several times. Next you’ll want to add a couple more cubes of ice on top and add a splash of sparkling coconut water. The amount of water will vary depending on how much ice and rum you chose to use, but I like to add enough water to fill my short beverage glass.
Add a tiny drink umbrella or lime wedge for garnish! Sip, soak up the sun and enjoy!