A skinny mojito is a refreshing and low-calorie twist on a traditional mojito cocktail recipe and can easily be made non-alcoholic.
The ultimate summer drink (in my opinion) is something that leaves you feeling refreshed and what better way to do that than with a Skinny Mojito Cocktail. This easy beverage combines the tangy freshness of lime, the subtle sweetness of natural sweeteners, the vibrant flavor of fresh mint leaves and a hint of sparkling water. Best of all, it can also be made into a non-alcoholic version, so everyone can enjoy this tasty drink.
Let’s dive into the recipe and make this irresistible skinny mojito!
To make a Skinny Mojito at home you will need:
2 oz white rum (or substitute with sparkling water for a non-alcoholic version)
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp natural sweetener (I use agave syrup)
6-8 fresh mint leaves (if you like it really minty, have at it with more!)
Lime sparkling water (I use La Croix)
Start by preparing the mint leaves. Rinse them under cold water and pat them dry with a paper towel. This will ensure a clean and fresh flavor for your mojito.
In a tall glass, add the lime juice, agave and mint leaves.
Use a muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon to gently crush the mint leaves and release their aromatic oils. **This step is essential for infusing the mojito with minty goodness.**
Add the white rum to the glass and stir well to combine with the lime juice, sweetener, and mint. If making a non-alcoholic version, pour in your sparkling water.
Fill the glass with ice cubes, leaving some room at the top.
Top off with sparkling water and give it a gentle stir.
Garnish your skinny mojito with a sprig of fresh mint or a lime wheel for an extra touch of freshness.
Serve immediately and enjoy the invigorating flavors of your Skinny Mojito Cocktail or Non-Alcoholic Skinny Mojito!
Notes from your bartender:
Feel free to adjust the lime juice and sweetener quantities to suit your taste. Some prefer a more tangy flavor, while others enjoy a sweeter version. Get creative and make it your own.
For an even healthier version, you can replace the natural sweetener with a few drops of liquid stevia or a teaspoon of honey.
Experiment with different variations by adding fresh fruit slices like strawberries, raspberries, or cucumber to your mojito for an extra burst of flavor.
Whether you opt for the classic rum-infused Skinny Mojito or the refreshing Non-Alcoholic Skinny Mojito, this recipe is sure to become your go-to summer drink. Sip, relax, and savor!