This is a refreshing skinny mojito with just 79 calories – the perfect summer sip, full of lime and mint flavor!

Classic Mojitos tend to be a special treat, as typically they are around 240 calories apiece! Luckily, this one is just 79 calories per serving. It also qualifies as a keto mojito, with just 4 carbs. Cheers to that!

This has become our favorite way to do a mojito! Guilt free with mint straight from the garden- perfect!

– erin –
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I absolutely love a mojito, as evident by my ever popular Mojito Float, Watermelon Mojito, and Vodka Mojito. They are one of my favorite summer cocktails! Very few cocktails are as light and refreshing and easy to drink on a hot summer day.

However, I am always trying to eat my calories – not drink them! So today I’m sharing my new favorite summer sip – a Skinny Mojito! We’ve captured all the sweet mint and lime flavor you love, without all the calories.

Skip the mix – these mojitos are quick and easy. You know my motto! Fresh is always best! These cocktails are made with just four ingredients, too.

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Ingredients

  • Rum – We recommend any clear rum. White rum, silver rum and blanco rum work well for mojitos, and offer the best flavor that pairs well with mint and lime. Rum is about 64 calories an ounce. For more specific detail, read our guide to the Best Rum for Mojitos.
  • Limes – Fresh limes add a lot of flavor without the calories!
  • Mint – Fresh mint adds a bright essence and scent to this cocktail.
  • Calorie Free Lemon Lime Soda – The perfect substitution for simple syrup and soda water.
A refreshing skinny mojito cocktail with lime slices and mint leaves in a clear glass against a white background.

Variations

  • Use Coconut Rum! It’s so good that when you close your eyes, you just might drift away to an island somewhere. Malibu Coconut Rum is a great choice.
  • Add a Purée – Try watermelon, strawberry, mango or pineapple.
  • Club Soda – Reduces the sweetness and adds a tart flavor.
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Test Kitchen Tips

  • Make a Pitcher of Mojitos – You can double, triple, etc using the 1x2x3x option in the recipe card. Add soda to each glass when serving.
  • Rum Recommendations – When it comes to mixed cocktails, it’s not always necessary to use a high end bottle of alcohol. Try Flor de Cana, Bacardi Superior, Captain Morgan, Brugal or Cruzan.
  • How to Rim a Glass – Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a glass, and dip in a shallow plate of white granulated sugar. This does add calories!
  • How to Muddle Mint – Use a muddler, the back of a spoon or ice cream scoop to crush the mint and lime, releasing their juices.
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Mojito Bar

A mojito is so perfect for parties! Learn how to set up a DIY Mojito Bar for your next gathering!

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Skinny Mojito

A refreshing Skinny Mojito with just 79 calories – the perfect summer sip full of fresh lime and mint flavor!
Prep: 3 minutes
Total: 3 minutes
Servings: 1
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Ingredients  

  • ½ lime quartered or 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) fresh squeezed lime juice.
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce rum White rum, silver rum, blanco rum
  • ½ cup Diet Lemon Lime Soda Sprite, 7up, Lacroix or Club Soda
  • 1 cup ice

Instructions 

  • In a glass, muddle lime and mint.
    ½ lime, 5 mint leaves
    A wooden muddler presses lime slices and mint leaves at the bottom of a clear glass for a Skinny Mojito against a white background.
  • Pour rum over lime and mint.
    1 ounce rum
    Rum being poured into a glass containing lime slices and mint leaves on a marble surface.
  • Add ice.
    1 cup ice
    A clear glass containing ice cubes and a slice of lime, with a translucent liquid called Skinny Mojito, set against a white background.
  • Top off with Sprite Zero, stir.
    ½ cup Diet Lemon Lime Soda
  • Garnish with a lime slice and or a sprig of fresh mint.
    A glass of skinny mojito with lime slices and mint leaves, served with ice on a white background.

Julie’s Tips

  • Make a Pitcher of Mojitos – You can double, triple, etc using the 1x2x3x option in the recipe card. Mix lime, mint and rum together in a pitcher, and add soda to each glass when serving.
  • Rum Recommendations – When it comes to mixed cocktails, it’s not always necessary to use a high end bottle of alcohol. Try Flor de Cana, Bacardi Superior, Captain Morgan, Brugal or Cruzan.
  • How to Rim a Glass – Rub a lime wedge around the edge of a glass, and dip in a shallow plate of white granulated sugar. This does add calories!

Variations

  • Use Coconut Rum! It’s so good that when you close your eyes, you just might drift away to an island somewhere. Malibu Coconut Rum is just 51 calories an ounce!
  • Add a Purée – try watermelon, strawberry, mango or pineapple.
  • Club Soda – Reduces the sweetness and adds a tart flavor.

How to Muddle Mint

Use a muddler, the back of a spoon or ice cream scoop to crush the mint and lime releasing their juices.
Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 215IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    First time making a mojito and I LOVE it! Mixed it just like the recipe called for and used Sprite Zero with perfect results!

  2. 5 stars
    This has become our favorite way to do a mojito! Guilt free with mint straight from the garden- perfect!