The simple syrup for this mojito recipe can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator up to 5 days. For a nonalcoholic mojito, use additional club soda in place of the rum. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • For simple syrup, in a small saucepan combine 1 cup of the mint, the water and sugar. Bring just to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar; cool. Cover and chill at least 1 hour before using. Remove and discard mint.

  • In a pitcher combine 1 cup of the remaining mint and 2 of the sliced limes. Using a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon, crush mint and limes against side of pitcher. Stir in simple syrup, rum and lime juice.

  • Fill six small glasses with the remaining 1 cup mint, the remaining lime slices and ice. Strain rum mixture into glasses. Before serving, top with club soda.


Tips: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda Sugar Blend. Follow package directions to use 1/4 cup equivalent. Nutrition per serving with substitute, same as below, except 114 calories, 12 g carbohydrate, 5 g total sugar

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; 0.3 g total fat; 0.1 g saturated fat; 26 mg sodium. 200 mg potassium; 16.2 g carbohydrates; 3.1 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 1.3 g protein; 1259 IU vitamin a iu; 20 mg vitamin c; 37 mcg folate; 79 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 24 mg magnesium;