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Showing posts with label mojito. Show all posts

7.23.2012

Sweet and Simple Cocktail: Faux Mojitos

I have been out of town driving all over the place in the HOT sun...
I am home now,
and I need an afternoon on the deck in my foggy town with one of these!
(by the way, this is sort of a repost)

Image credit: duskbabe / 123RF Stock Photo

I found a FABULOUS beverage recipe many, many years ago in a magazine advertisement...it was either for Crystal Light or Weight Watchers...not sure which. Any which way...I love a mojito...I do not love calories {evil meaningless calories!}. So, I tried it...and then I made it mine with a few twists and additions. I have been making what I refer to as "Faux and Fab Mojitos" ever since...

This little sip of minty sweetness does not mimic the taste of a traditional mojito 100%, but it comes pretty close for a lot less calories...
so that works for me
(most of the time)!

You could also easily make this drink without the alcohol!

Faux and Fab Mojitos
{adapted from Weight Watchers of Crystal Light recipe - this is not quite there recipe, but their recipe was the inspiration}

1 pitcher size serving of Crystal Light lemonade
1 cups {flat} water*
1 cup rum**
2-3 big handfuls of mint sprigs - the mintier the better for me - you can adjust to your liking.
4 cups club soda/seltzer water/carbonated water
6 lime slices

NOTES:
1 - I like fizz...if you do not, you can play with your ratio of flat to fizzy water. 
2 - You can also reduce the rum to 1/2 cup...or I suppose increase it too!
3 - Skip the rum for a non-alcoholic beverage!

MAKE IT!

  • Empty tub drink mix contents into a pitcher.
  • Combine with 1 cup {flat} water and 1 cup rum, stir until dissolved.
  • Add mint and muddle or crush the mint leaves to release the flavor.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Add club soda just prior to serving.
  • Sugar the rim of the glass.
  • Add some ice
  • POUR!
  • Garnish with mint.
  • If you love mint like I do...muddle some mint in each persons glass before pouring.
Happy Sipping!
What is your favorite summer beverage?
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