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


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20 mins
1 hr 20 mins


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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

2/3 cup
127 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 16.2g; dietary fiber 3.1g; sugars 9.3g; fat 0.3g; saturated fat 0.1g; vitamin a iu 1259.4IU; vitamin c 20mg; folate 36.7mcg; calcium 78.6mg; iron 3.8mg; magnesium 23.7mg; potassium 199.7mg; sodium 25.7mg.

1/2 fruit, 1/2 other carb, 1 1/2 fat