Don't miss out on your favorite cocktail because of the carbs. This Keto Mojito is the freshest summer cocktail out there, and with only 2 grams of net carbs you can enjoy more than one without derailing your low carb diet!
What Is A Mojito?
A mojito is a classic summer drink made with white rum, fresh mint and lime juice. It is usually sweetened with simple syrup and topped with sparkling water.
This recipe skips the simple syrup and uses a low glycemic sweetener to keep the carb count low!
What Is This Mojito Sweetened With?
This low carb mojito uses stevia as the sweetener. Liquid stevia works so well in cocktails because it mixes easily and any aftertaste you might detect with stevia usually is not noticable when mixed with alcohol.
I use about ½ tsp. in this recipe but, of course, sweeten to your own preferences.
Can I Use Something Other Than Liquid Stevia?
You can absolutely use whatever low carb liquid sweetener you like. I know stevia is not everyone's cup of tea. Just add a little sweetener at a time and sweeten to taste because every low carb sweetener requires a different amount to get the right level of sweetness.
If you don't have a liquid sweetener on hand, making a keto simple syrup is a very easy solution.
How To Make Keto Simple Syrup
First, select a granulated sweetener that is a 1:1 replacement for sugar. This means it is as sweet as sugar and can be measured cup for cup.
Next, heat ¼ cup of water in a small sauce pan. Bring to a low boil, then reduce heat and whisk in ¼ cup of the granulated sweetener until it is fully dissolved. Remove from heat and allow to cool complete before using.
This will produce 2 ounces of simple syrup. If you plan on making more than two cocktails you can always double or triple the recipe.
When sweetening with the low carb simple syrup sweeten to taste. Start with 1 ounce and add more if needed. However many ounces of simple syrup you end up using in the recipe you will want to subtract that amount of the amount of mineral water used to finish the drink.
Can I Use Another Type of Alcohol
While rum is typically used in mojitos, you can make a fresh tasting cocktail using gin or vodka!
Use Fresh Lime Juice!
Believe it or not, juicing fresh limes makes a world of difference. It only take an extra minute and makes such a more enjoyable drink!
Instead Of Mineral Water
Plain or lime flavored seltzer can be used instead of regular mineral water.
For A Stronger Drink...
To make these mojitos pack more of a punch you can reduce the mineral water used. You may need to adjust the lime juice used if doing this.
This mojito makes a great pitcher beverage to serve a crowd.
To make a pitcher, muddle ¾ cup of mint in the bottom of a pitcher. Top with:
- 1 ½ cup White rum
- ¾ cup Fresh lime juice
- ¾ to 1 ½ tsp Pure liquid stevia
- 3 cups Mineral water
Stir everything together, add ice and throw in some extra mint and halved limes for a garnish and enjoy!
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- Cutting board
- Wooden spoon
- Cocktail shaker
- ½ cup White rum 4 oz.
- ¼ cup Fresh lime juice 2 oz., about 2 limes
- ¼-1/2 tsp Pure liquid stevia Or 1-2 oz. keto simple syrup, see blog post
- ¼ cup Mint leaves
- 1 cup Mineral water 8 ounces (use less if using simple syrup)
- Additional mint and lime for garnish.
- Fill two glasses with ice.
- Muddle the mint leaves with a wooden spoon in the bottom of a cocktail shaker.
- Juice the limes on top of the mint. You will want about 2 oz. of juice.
- Add the rum and stevia to the cocktail shaker. Shake the ingredients together and pour over the ice. If you want to adjust sweetness to taste you can sweeten as the final step, stirring in the sweetener.
- Top with mineral water and give it a light stir. Garnish with additional mint and lime.