I brought out the old bartender in me for this one! Fun fact: I was a bartender (we prefer mixologist, but whatevs 🤭) for 9 years before going full time into photography. I made many a mojito back in my day. It's all fun and games until a party of 50 people order these at the same time. There were nights where I thought my arm would fall off from so much muddling! But I did make a mean one!
A mojito is a popular Cuban cocktail consisting of white rum, limes, mint and sugar or simple syrup. I created a non-alcoholic version of this containing 0 calories and 0 sugar and let me tell you, you need one of these in your life this summer! This can be made as a large batch for parties as well!
What You'll Need
1 lime, cut in wedges
6-8 fresh mint leaves
1 sturdy glass or jar (I used Ball Canning)
1-2 tbsp Jordan's Skinny Mixes vanilla syrup (or stevia + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
*TIP* I usually find Jordan's Skinny Mixes at Marshalls or Home Goods, but if you don't find them there, you will find them on their website.
1. Add limes, mint and liquid sweetener into glass. Use the wide end of the muddler to press limes and mint together. Twist the muddler with pressure to crush the limes and mint together. Keep pressing into the mixture in a twisting motion until the limes have released all of their juice.
2. Add ice and water into glass. Mix well. Taste for sweetness. Garnish with mint. Enjoy!
*For the alcoholic version use white rum and only a splash of water or soda water.