An easy, refreshing sugar-free keto mojito to celebrate any occasion with no sugar and minimal carbs! Bonus, this keto mojito is diabetic-friendly with only 2.6 grams of net carbs per serving.
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The first question you probably ask yourself on your keto journey is, can I drink alcohol on a keto diet? Well, the answer is yes, you can drink some alcoholic drinks but generally not cocktails that are loaded with sugar or carb-heavy juices.
For cocktails, you need keto-specific recipes like this easy keto mojito.
Whoever you want to celebrate your birthday, St Patrick’s day, or the holidays, this keto green cocktail recipe made of rum, lime, and mint, is an easy sugar-free cocktail that all your friends will love!
No, an authentic mojito recipe contains at least 2 tablespoons of white sugar. White sugar is pure carbs, and it’s not a keto-friendly sweetener. It raises your blood sugar level and takes you out of ketosis straight away!
A keto mojito is a sugar-free cocktail made of 6 simple ingredients. It’s a very similar recipe to a regular mojito recipe except that this recipe use:
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First, muddle the mint and lime wedges along with the keto sweetener of your choice. Use a mortar bowl or jug or any sturdy bowl, not a thin bowl, because you are gonna press the lime wedges strongly onto the bowl. You can use a wooden spoon or the back of a rolling pin or a pestle to do so.
I love to use a mortar and pestle to release the most juice from the lime wedges and mint leaves into the sweetener.
Now, pour the ingredients from the bowl into a tall glass, including the lime wedges. Then, add the ice, white rum on top, and stir the ingredients together using a straw or stick. Finally, top up the glass with soda water. The more soda water you add, the less sweet or strong the drink tastes.
No, you can’t drink regular cocktails from the bar without adapting the recipe. In fact, classic cocktails always contain simple syrup, sugar, or fruit juices. To make keto-friendly cocktails with a low carb count that fit your macros, you must adapt the recipe to remove sugar or juice.
If you want to order low-carb cocktails outside, ask for:
A keto mojito contains half the calories of an authentic mojito recipe and 10 times fewer carbs.
In fact, a classic mojito cocktail contains about 2 tablespoons of sugar. It brings your old-time favorite mojito to 200 kcal per serving and 28 grams of total carbs per glass!
Or, this low-carb mojito recipe, adapted to fit your macros on a keto diet, only contains 2.5 grams of net carbs per serving. The breakdown of the nutrition date per drink is below:
I love to enjoy cocktails, with or without alcohol. Below I listed some of my favorite keto drinks to celebrate:
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