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!
Is mojito keto-friendly?
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!
How to make a keto mojito at home?
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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- Keto-friendly sweetener – the main issue with regular cocktails is the amount of sugar added to the drink!
- Less lime – while lime is a keto-friendly fruit in small quantities, it still contains a decent amount of carbs, about 7 grams per small lime. So to make a keto-friendly mojito, it’s better to decrease the lime slightly to keep the carbs per drink under control.
Ingredients for a low-carb mojito
- Lime – use fresh lime. If yours is slightly hard, use my technique to squeeze out the most juice from your lime without using a lime juicer.
- Erythritol – it’s my favorite keto sweetener in drinks, especially into a minty cocktail like this one. In fact, erythritol has a particular minty flavor and cooling effect that actually makes this keto cocktail even better than the original. Other options are using the same amount of allulose, xylitol, or few stevia drops. To learn more about sweeteners, read my review of all keto-friendly sweeteners!
- Fresh mint
- White rum – like many spirits, white rum is a keto-friendly spirit and doesn’t contain carbs.
- Soda water – or club soda or sparkling water. All these drinks are carbs-free, so you can play with this ingredient to dilute the cocktail if it’s too sweet or too strong to your liking.
- Ice – I love crushed ice, but regular ice cubes work as well.
Release lime juice
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.
Assemble the cocktail
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.
Can I drink cocktails on keto?
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:
- no juice
- no sugar
- add your own stevia drops or sweetener
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:
- 114 kcal
- 3.6 grams of carbs
- 1 gram of fiber
- 2.6 grams of net carbs
More low-carb drink recipes
I love to enjoy cocktails, with or without alcohol. Below I listed some of my favorite keto drinks to celebrate:
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Keto Mojito Recipe
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- ½ small Lime cut into wedges
- 1-2 tablespoons Erythritol start with 1 and adjust to taste
- 10 leaves Fresh Mint
- 3 tablespoons White Rum
- ¼ -1/3 cup Soda Water
- ½ cup Crushed ice
- Into a small bowl or mortar, muddle together the lime wedges, fresh mint, and erythritol. Use a wooden spoon or pestle or end of a rolling pin to press the wedges, mint, and sweetener into the bowl and release the lime juice.
- Pour into a tall glass and add crushed ice up to 3/4 of the glass.
- Pour over the white rum and stir with a straw or stick.
- Top up the glass with soda water. The more you add, the less sweet and strong it taste (it has no carbs and won't impact your carbs).
- Serve with fresh extra mint on top.
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