I’m a sucker for a refreshing drink in the summer. I can be found with an iced coffee in hand each afternoon and a mojito most Friday nights. The great thing about this recipe is that the flavor is so good you can make it a mocktail to sip any afternoon you please too! Just omit the rum. I promise it is still very refreshing. Being in the midst of a clean eating spree, I didn’t want to add in tons of sugar or juice on my Friday nights. That’s why I came up with the best skinny summer mojito recipe this summer.
This recipe doesn’t call for simple syrup or any refined sugar. Instead I added coconut sugar which is why the drink turns a little yellow instead of the typical clear. The flavor is still strong and the refreshing factor is a perfect 100 in my book.
Serve this with an evening treat or indulge at dinner time (pairs pretty well with these cilantro lime carnitas). Just sayin’!
The Best Skinny Summer Mojito
(Alternatively, easily a mocktail!)
- 1 shot of coconut rum* (take out to make this a mocktail, obviously!)
- 2-3 lime wedges
- 1 tsp. coconut sugar
- 1 can of seltzer
- mint sprigs
- Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of your glass. Squeeze in the juice from one or two lime wedges (depends on your taste!) and add the coconut sugar. Muddle again.
- Add in your shot of rum followed by the seltzer.* Stir.
- Add in your ice and garnish with your remaining lime wedge (also feel free to squeeze it in for some more lime flavor). Enjoy!
I also have to drink all my drinks with a fun summer straw and while my husband makes fun of me, he indulges me and lets me buy them. Here’s the link to the floral ones! Let me know your other favorite summer drink recipes too!