Keto Mojito – Sugar Free Recipe
Fresh mint is one of my favorite summer flavors and what better way to utilize its bounty than a keto mojito! Mojitos are very refreshing and a great way to enjoy the prolific mint plant. A keto mojito is of course, sugar-free, less calories and a keto cocktail that you can drink and stay in ketosis.
You can buy mint that is precut at almost any grocery store. However, if you don't already own a mint plant, I highly recommend getting one! An organic mint plant is very easy to find at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods.
Even if you don't have a green thumb, mint is so easy to grow. One important thing to keep in mind is that mint spreads like wildfire in the garden. It's best to keep them in pots where they grow very happily. Even when overwintering in a pot, they're likely to come back year after year without any special care. Or, bring your pots of mint inside for the winter and you can enjoy a keto mojito all year long!
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Keto Mojito Ingredients
While the star of the show in a keto mojito is definitely the mint, the other crucial mojito ingredient, sugar, is not very keto-friendly. Fortunately, the remedy for that is so easy! Just sub in our keto simple syrup and you're on the way to a great keto cocktail.
As for the mint in a keto mojito, you can really use any variety but the most classic is spearmint. It's milder and has a less aggressive taste than peppermint. It is believed that the mojito has its origin in Cuba. They used it as a medicinal drink to fight disease. It was originally made with a rum-type alcohol more like moonshine mixed with sugar syrup, mint and lime.
The mojito was often said to have been popularized by famous author Earnest Hemmingway. They say he drank often at one of his favorite bars, La Bodeguita del Medio, in Havana, Cuba. However, it was discovered that the quote about the mojito attributed to him was a forgery.
Regardless of the origin or popularity of this drink, a keto mojito is particularly refreshing! While it's traditionally made with white rum, you can also use dark if you prefer. You may also want to try an alcohol-free rum, my favorite is Ritual (with code HNG20 for a 20 percent discount) as a substitute for the rum in this keto mojito recipe.
Be sure to check out our other keto cocktail and mocktail recipes as well as our Mint Julep and Blueberry Lemon Mojito if you're really into mint. You can also download our mini keto cocktail ebook for free. Look for more keto rum drinks coming soon.
- 10 whole mint leaves, fresh, plus extra for garnish
- ½ medium lime, cut into 3 wedges
- 1 tablespoon keto simlpe syrup, or to taste
- 1 cup ice cubes
- 1 ½ ounces white rum, or dark
- ½ cup club soda, lime or plain
- Place mint leaves and 1 lime wedge into a glass.
- Use a muddler or fork to crush together the mint and lime.
- Add the remaining lime wedges and simple syrup.
- Muddle the mixture again.
- Fill the glass with ice.
- Pour in the rum and top with club soda.
- Stir, garnish with a mint sprig and enjoy!
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