Mojitos

Mojitos

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

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.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 3 cups fresh mint leaves
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar (see Tips)
  • 3 limes, thinly sliced
  • ¾ cup (6 oz.) white rum
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ice cubes
  • 1¾ cups cups club soda, chilled

Preparation

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 ¼ cup equivalent. Nutrition per serving with substitute, same as below, except 114 calories, 12 g carbohydrate, 5 g total sugar

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 127 calories; 0 g fat(0 g sat); 3 g fiber; 16 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 37 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g sugars; 1,259 IU vitamin A; 20 mg vitamin C; 79 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 26 mg sodium; 200 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (33% daily value), Vitamin A (25% dv), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: ½ fruit, ½ other carb, 1½ fat

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