This keto mojito is a classic spring drink with a fresh, minty flavor that’s both invigorating and delicious!!
This is one of those awesome keto drinks that uses low carb liquor and keto sweeteners to craft a refreshing concoction that’s both light and deliciously satisfying. This skinny mojito has a crisp, fresh quality that’s yummy enough to stand alone but also pairs perfectly with seafood. Enjoy this polished classic poolside or at summer get togethers. You’ll feel like you’re on a tropical getaway, with that fresh ocean breeze flowing through your hair…
It’s the perfect keto alcohol drink to quench your thirst during those warm summer months.
So come on! Let’s dive in!
How to Make a Low Carb Mojito
Enjoying alcoholic low carb drinks can be even more gratifying than their sugar-saturated counterparts that wreak havoc on your waistline. Crafting a beautiful, refreshing low carb mojito with a light, crisp flavor takes less than 5 minutes with the right ingredients and a few tricks of the trade.
Look for the freshest mint leaves you can find, along with some quality white rum and club soda.
Choose your preferred sweetener as you are gathering ingredients — I love erythritol in this recipe because it has 0 calories and a cooling effect that slightly enhances the mint essence to give this keto mojito a delicious, thirst-quenching quality.
- Add mint leaves to a cocktail shaker and muddle them slightly. Pro Tip: Over-muddling mint gives it a grassy taste that can ruin the flavor of your recipe.
- Add erythritol, rum, lime juice and ice to the cocktail shaker.
- Cover and shake vigorously to combine flavors.
- Strain keto mojito over ice into a highball glass.
- Top with club soda and garnish with mint.
- Serve and enjoy!
Low Carb Alcohol Variations
Personally, I love this low carb mojito as is! Although I’m not a rum gal otherwise, I prefer to stick to the classic for the sake of this scrumptious cocktail! If you’d like to taste test some other options, here are some swaps you may consider…
- Sub the rum for vodka and make a vodka mojito!
- You can also use tequila or gin, depending on your low carb alcohol of choice.
- Adding low carb fruits may inject a few carbs, but they also give your keto mojito a sweet, sophisticated flair! Muddling a few fresh strawberries or raspberries, along with the mint will do the trick! You may opt to cut down on the added sweetener if you’re adding keto fruits into the mix.
- Although mint is the staple used to make keto mojitos, you can also add a little extra zest with some basil, rosemary or culinary lavender.
- Muddle some cucumber on in — cucumber mint keto mojitos are surprisingly refreshing!
- Consider adding some coconut flavor by subbing the club soda for Bai’s coconut flavored water (you’ll want to skip the sweetener if you use this!).
- Add some spice by incorporating a jalapeno! I can’t handle this, but I know some of you can…
Other Tasty Low Carb Alcoholic Drinks
Low carb beer and low carb wine are okay, but there’s nothing fun or exotic about them! Here are some other tasty low carb alcoholic drinks, besides the classic keto mojito, that’re both playful and indulgent.
- Low Carb Martini
- Low Carb Margarita
- Low Carb Whiskey Sour
- Low Carb Mulled Wine
- Keto Old Fashioned
- Keto White Russian
- Keto Martini
- Keto Moscow Mule
- Keto Eggnog
- Skinny Margarita
Keto Mojito Recipe
Making a mojito is fast and easy, but drinking a minty keto mojito is both fun and rejuvenating. Serving this classic keto mojito at your next get together will have all your friends asking for the recipe. This refreshing low carb mojito drink is one of the best summer cocktails of all time. Lighten the mood poolside or enjoy a tasty keto mojito with friends!
Try this awesome keto mojito recipe and let me know what you think in the comments below!
- 6 Fresh Mint Leaves
- 2 Teaspoons Erythritol granular
- 1 1/2 Ounces White Rum
- 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
- 1 Cup Crushed Ice
- 1 Ounce Club Soda
- Mint Leaves for garnish
- Add mint leaves to a cocktail shaker and lightly muddle them -- Muddling mint too long will give it a grassy taste.
- Add erythritol, rum, lime juice and ice, cover and shake.
- Strain mojito over ice in a highball glass
- Top with club soda, garnish with mint sprigs, and enjoy!