Sugar Free Mojitos
It’s been a few weeks since we’ve had celebratory Friday drinks on Live Healthy Simply and with all the B-Schooling, blog revamping and wedding planning going on I could really do with a drink! I love mojitos, they are probably my all time favorite cocktail but have you seen how much sugar goes into them? Combining sugar and alcohol really isn’t a good thing, not for your waistline, skin, clarity of mind or anything! Which leads me to this recipe…
Now, I wouldn’t go as far to say that this is a healthy recipe (that might be going a little too far!) but it certainly is much healthier than regular cocktails and I think it’s good to know there are healthier alternatives out there if you do choose to drink. Sugar was substituted for Natvia and in replace of club soda I used sparkling mineral water.
2 tablespoons lime juice or lime wedges from about a third of a lime
8 mint leaves
1 tablespoon Natvia
1 jigger (1½ oz.) white rum
Sparkling mineral water
Put mint, lime or lime juice, and Natvia into the bottom of a highball glass.
“Muddle” by mashing ingredients together. Traditionally, a “muddler”, which looks like a miniature wooden baseball bat, is used to accomplish this. However, the handle of a wooden spoon or spatula works fine.
Happy Friday and bottoms up!