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Summer is here and we are building a pool. Yes, we are building a pool. So, of course I’m thinking about barbecues, refreshments, and parties in our backyard. I’m imagining lots of summer days outside sipping on delicious summer drinks. Recently, I’ve been looking for the best mocktails for summer. Specifically a low carb summer drink refresher recipe.
I used to bartend in another life in Miami Beach, and one of the most popular drinks I made was the Mojito, a traditional Cuban drink. It is known to be the least liked to make by bartenders because of the labor.
However, it is one of the most popular drinks in Miami so a bartender has to get used to making them all the time!
It’s getting hot here in Arizona and I love trying different drink recipes to cool down, especially non alcoholic ones, like Mocktails. Mocktail recipes are just drinks with fruit juices or other soft drinks.
Usually they are dressed up like a cocktail and look pretty. If you’re pregnant, this is a great drink recipe that will cool you down from the summer heat. A low carb Mocktail Mojito sounds perfect for this weather!
What is a Mojito?
A Mojito is a traditional Cuban drink that dates back to the 1,500’s served in a highball or collins glass. The cocktail often consists of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. But a Mojito without alcohol is called a “Virgin Mojito” or “Nojito.”
What is a Mocktail?
A mocktail is a cocktail without the liquor. Instead, juices, sodas, infused waters and many other non-alcoholic ingredients, mixed in just the right ratios, provide flavor.
Ingredients for Mojito Recipe
* 4 leaves Mint fresh
* 2 tbsp Lime Juice
* ¼ cup raspberries
* 2 TableSpoons Simple Syrup (Torani)
* 1 splash Club Soda
* Lime Slice for Garnish (optional)
- Add mint leaves in cocktail shaker
- Add lime juice
- Add Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Raspberry Syrup
- Add ¼ cup of raspberries
- Muddle everything
- Add ice and shake
- Pour into a collins glass over ice
- Add soda
- Garnish with fresh raspberries, lime wedge and/or mint
For one serving I like to use a small shaker.
The key to making a delicious sugar free, low carb Mojito Mocktail is using Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Syrups, like Puremade Zero Sugar Raspberry Syrup.
If you like a fancy rim on your cocktail, just pop some freeze dried raspberries in the nutribullet and mix with a pinch of lime crystals.
Use lime that you used to squeeze lime juice and wipe it around the rim of the glass. Then turn the glass upside down and move the glass around until the whole rim is covered in raspberry powder.
Does this not look mouthwatering?
But you can also make without the rim.
Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Syrups are made from sweeteners that are natural and contain zero calories. No artificial sweeteners, no artificial preservatives, no GMOs. Colors from natural sources.
I love that Torani Sugar free syrups are easy to use, just add a spoonful to your coffee, cocoa, latte, or mojito for an everyday treat.
This Raspberry Mojito Mocktail is so refreshing and light.
For a party pitcher, just use a large shaker and make the recipe X 4.
This is the perfect drink for a Birthday Party too. My son asked me to make it for his Birthday!
- 4 leaves fresh Mint
- 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
- 1/4 Cup of raspberries
- 2 Tbsp Raspberry (Torani)
- Club Soda
Add mint leaves in cocktail shaker
Add lime juice
Add 2 Tbsp Torani Raspberry Syrup
Add ¼ cup of raspberries
Add ice and shake
Pour into a highball glass over ice
Garnish with fresh raspberries, lime wedge and/or mint
For rim just use freeze dried raspberries and put in nutribullet
Nutrition InformationYield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 44Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 5mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 1g
However you choose to quench your thirst this Summer don’t compromise on flavor – make sure to stock up on Torani Puremade Zero Sugar Syrups and create endless drink creations that are purely delicious.