Skinny Mojito

LAST UPDATED: Oct 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Jul 01, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

A refreshing Skinny Mojito with just 79 calories – the perfect summer sip full of lime and mint flavor!

skinny mojito in a glass garnished with lime slice and mint sprig

I absolutely love a mojito as evident by my ever popular Mojito Float, Watermelon Mojito, and Vodka Mojito  However, they don’t really love my hips. Or maybe they do, because that’s where they seem to stick!

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.

Today I’m sharing my new favorite summer sip – a Skinny Mojito! All the sweet mint and lime flavor you love, without all the calories! You can enjoy more, for less calories! 

Mojitos tend to be a special treat, typically about 240 calories apiece!

In fact, this Skinny Mojito is just 79 calories per serving. It’s low-calorie, fitting in with Atkins and Keto plans (just 4 carbs)! Cheers to that.

Skip the mix, these mojitos are quick and easy. You know my motto – fresh is always best!

skinny mojito in a short glass with lime and fresh mint

Mojito Ingredients

Skinny Mojitos are made with just 4 ingredients!

  • Rum – the star of the show in this cocktail! Rum is about 64 calories an ounce.
  • Limes – fresh limes add a lot of flavor without the calories! In fact, each serving has only 5 calories from lime juice.
  • Mint – fresh mint adds flavor and an amazing scent to this cocktail. It grows in abundance, so you may want to add a pot on your patio to enjoy all summer long. However, you can also find it with herbs in the produce section of your grocer.
  • Calorie Free Lemon Lime Soda – it’s the perfect substitution for simple syrup and soda water. It’s so good you won’t miss either!
skinny mojito next to a vase of hydrangea

Best Rum for Mojitos

Have you ever wondered what the best rum for mojitos is? It’s simple – anything clear! White rum, silver rum, blanco rum…they offer the best flavor that pairs well with mint and lime.

Some go-to rum options for mojitos are:

  • Flor de Cana 
  • Bacardi Superior 
  • Captain Morgan
  • Brugal
  • Cruzan
closeup of a skinny mojito

How to Make a Skinny Mojito

To make a skinny mojito, simply…

  1. Add lime quarters and mint to a mojito glass. lime and mint in a glass
  2. Using a mojito muddler (or back of a spoon), crush lime and mint to release the oils and juice to combine all the flavors. wood mojito muddler crushing lime and mint in a glass
  3. Add rum.
    pouring rum over lime and mint in glass
  4. Fill glass with ice. muddled lime mint and rum in a glass filled with ice
  5. Top off with Calorie Free Lemon Lime Soda.
  6. Stir and garnish with a lime wedge or fresh mint. skinny mojito garnished with mint sprig and lime slice

This Skinny Mojito recipe is for one large serving, in a standard glass. You can adjust it to make a pitcher of mojitos to serve a crowd.

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 Rim a Glass

Sweeten it up with a rimmed glass!

  1. Rub a lime wedge around the rim of a glass.
  2. Dip in a shallow plate or white granulated sugar. This will add about 15 additional calories.

Tips

Make a Pitcher of Mojitos – You can double, triple, etc using the option in the recipe card. Add soda when serving.

skinny mojito next to a linen napkin and vase of hydrangea

If you love this Skinny Mojito recipe, you’ll also love this Skinny Margarita Recipe!

Cheers!

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What to Serve Mojitos With

skinny mojito in a short glass with lime and fresh mint

Skinny Mojito

Julie Blanner
A refreshing Skinny Mojito with just 79 calories – the perfect summer sip full of lime and mint flavor!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 79 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 lime quartered
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 ounce rum White rum, silver rum, blanco rum
  • 1/2 cup Diet Lemon Lime Soda Sprite, 7up, Lacroix or Club Soda

Instructions
 

  • In a glass, muddle lime and mint.
  • Pour rum over lime and mint.
  • Add ice.
  • Top off with Sprite Zero, stir.
  • Garnish with a lime slice and or a sprig of fresh mint.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories:79kcalCarbohydrates:4gProtein:1gFat:1gSaturated Fat:1gSodium:3mgFiber:1gSugar:1gVitamin A:215IUVitamin C:11.4mgCalcium:23mgIron:0.5mg
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