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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 20 mins
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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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.

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  • 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

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; protein 1.3g 3% DV; carbohydrates 16.2g 5% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 3.1g 12% DV; sugars 9.3g; fat 0.3g 1% DV; saturated fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 1259.4IU 25% DV; vitamin c 20mg 33% DV; folate 36.7mcg 9% DV; calcium 78.6mg 8% DV; iron 3.8mg 21% DV; magnesium 23.7mg 9% DV; potassium 199.7mg 6% DV; sodium 25.7mg 1% DV.