Keto Mojitos: Low Carb Cocktails

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Yes, there is such a thing as low-carb cocktails, and a Keto Mojito is one of them. If you thought you couldn’t drink a mojito, you can and this delightfully low carb version will show you just how great it is.

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I’m a big fan of cocktail, so when I started eating low carb I was super fearful that I’d have to give up my before dinner cocktail. But then I learned about sugar substitutes and tried a few out to see that they’re just as good in a cocktail as the real thing.

There are calories in a cocktail, of course, because alcohol has calories, but there are no carbs in clear spirits, like rum, vodka, mezcal and tequila. That means the only carbs you’ll add to a cocktail is from fruit and other additions. In a typical mojito, there’s a TON of sugar.

Keto Mojitos are made just like the original with rum, mint leaves, limes, sugar and soda water. The difference is that we substitute the regular sugar with a sugar substitute, like allulose or erythritol, that has no carbs or calories.

I use allulose as a sugar substitute. You can use Swerve, monkfruit, Erythritol or Xylitol. It’s really up to you. The reason I use allulose is because it’s a no calorie no carb sweetener like erythritol, but it doesn’t have the cooling effect. I get allulose directly through Wholesome Yum. I think you’ll really like it, especially if you also don’t like the cooling effect.

You can also use keto simple syrup for this recipe, which is a sugar substitute in liquid form. I like the one you can get from Wholesome Yum. It’s great to have on hand to sweeten your drinks!

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Total Carbs in a Keto Mojito

There are 3 net carbs in a keto mojito. This is 5 total carbs minus 2 grams of fiber/sugar alcohol.

The carbs come from the limes. If you keep the glass small, you won’t need a full lime to make this drink and that will keep the carb count to 3 net carbs.

How to Make a Keto Mojito

Here are the steps to make a keto mojito. What a fun name!

Step One: add about 8 mint leaves to the bottom of a glass. Pour in the sugar and 3 lime wedges. Muddle all of this together with a muddler (preferably) or the back of a spoon, until the lime juice is released and the mint is a bit crushed.

Step Two: Add ice to the glass. Right up to the top. Then add the rum.

Step Three: Fill the glass to the top with soda water. You can also use tonic water, but make sure it’s a no sugar version. Add a few fresh mint leaves and a slice of lime for garnish.

That’s it. One perfect mojito!

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Keto Mojito

You can still enjoy a mojito on a keto diet with these keto mojitos with just 3 net carbs.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lime, Mint, Rum
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1 cocktail
Calories: 114kcal
Author: Laura

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/2 lime cut into 4 wedges
  • 2 tbsp sugar substitute such as allulose or erythritol
  • 1.5 oz white rum
  • Ice
  • Soda water

Instructions

  • Place mint leaves, 3 lime wedges, and sugar into a short glass.
  • Use a muddler to crush the lime and muddle the juices. Fill the glass up with ice.
  • Pour the rum into the glass, then fill to the top with soda water. Stir. Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

Notes

  • You can make a tall glass, if preferred, however half a lime is sometimes not enough to flavor that large of a glass, when filled up with soda water. Extra lime will add extra carbs.

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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6 thoughts on “Keto Mojitos: Low Carb Cocktails

  1. Jenn says:

    5 stars
    I’m always looking for more low carb cocktail suggestions and this looks so refreshing and delicious! I love mint!

  2. Jacqueline Meldrum says:

    5 stars
    Oh that looks so good. After the stressful day I have had homeschooling, I could really do with one of these. Sharing!

    • Laura says:

      The short answer is yes, but you’d have to adjust the amount. The best thing about Xylitol is that it has a 1:1 sweetness with sugar and a similar graininess. Pure monk fruit sweetener is a lot sweeter than sugar and often comes in liquid form. It would really depend on what type of monkfruit sweetener you’re using. Mixed with erythritol would be the closest match.

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