This keto mojito is one of those classic low carb cocktails with a fresh, minty flavor. These healthy drinks are both invigorating and delicious. This is one of those awesome low carb drinks that uses keto sweeteners and low carb liquor to craft a refreshing concoction that is light and deliciously satisfying.
Enjoy this polished classic poolside or pretend you’re on the coast with the fresh breeze in your hair and a drink in your hand. It’s one of those low carb recipes with a crisp, fresh quality and a light pop of mint for those warm summer months.
C’mon, let’s dive in!
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. I love that this drink is so light and refreshing. Plus, it’s just so simple to make! Here are more reasons to love it!
- Great summer drink
- No added sugar
- Easy to make
- Versatile recipe
- Pairs well with seafood
Muddling your mint does take a little finesse because over-muddling gives it a grassy taste that can ruin the flavor of your recipe. Avoiding the muddlers with teeth on them helps. When muddling mint, you’ll want to use a gentle hand so as not to bust the veins in the leaves. These veins contain chlorophyll and as it turns out chlorophyll is totally bitter.
Other than that, the keto mojito is a pretty simple drink to make. Just don’t forget to top it off with club soda!
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.
Tools To Make
Making this keto mojito only requires a couple of things. You’ll definitely want a muddler, but a wooden rolling pin will work in a pinch.
Using a cocktail shaker to combine the ingredients in your keto mojito will give you a better tasting drink. If you don’t have access to a cocktail shaker, then a mason jar or small container with a lid will work in its place.
Pouring your drink into a highball glass makes it a little more enjoyable but it doesn’t really change the flavor.
Storing your keto mojito is as simple as covering it and putting it in the fridge. BUT, you don’t want to leave the ice in it because it will just melt and ruin the flavor of your drink.
If you are making these drinks ahead, you may want to opt for powdered erythritol instead of the crystals. As with many sugar alcohols, erythritol has a tendency to recrystallize over time. Combating this is as easy as serving immediately or using powdered erythritol and shaking your drinks well before serving.
Swap the rum for vodka and try making a vodka mojito for a subtle flavor change. You can also use tequila or gin, depending on your personal preference and what you have on hand at the time.
Can I Use Lemon Instead Of Lime?
Sure, you can! Make your keto mojito to suit your taste. Depending on the day you may be more in the mood for a low carb margarita or a low carb whiskey sour.
Making these drinks may sound a little intimidating, but trust me – you got this! After you do it once, it’s like riding a bike.
Can I Mix In Ginger Beer?
Mixing ginger beer or low carb beer into your drink will give you something other than a keto mojito but maybe that’s what you’re after. If it’s been a while since you’ve had a great keto Moscow mule, then go for it. Got the copper mug? -Even better!
Can I Add Fruit To This?
Yes!! And you may even end up with a fancy new drink to show for it! This keto mojito is fantastic with some muddled fruit along with the mint. It’s got such a refreshing flavor!
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Of course, if you are just in a fruity kind of mood, then follow my recipe for a low carb strawberry margarita or even a low carb cosmopolitan. Fresh sophisticated flavor without all the carbs tastes so much sweeter!
Can I Add Wine To This?
Sure! Grab some white low carb wine and make a wine mojito!
Or, if it’s cold outside, grab yourself some cinnamon and a heat resistant glass and whip up this low carb mulled wine for soothing/relaxing vibes that warm your insides.
- 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!
Low carb beer and low carb wine are okay but there is nothing fun or exotic about them. Here are some other tasty low carb alcohol drinks, besides the classic keto mojito, that are both playful and indulgent. P.S. Carbs not included!
Making a low carb 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! Enjoy!