13 Aug Sugar Free Mojito Recipe
This sugar free Mojito recipe is a healthy twist on a classic favourite. If you’re a cocktail fan but you’re looking for a healthier alternative, look no further.
Usually, cocktails are loaded with hidden sugar, but not this one. This recipe swaps sugar for xylitol – a natural sweetener with a very low glycemic index (seven, compared with 100 for pure glucose). Not only will you avoid consuming excess sugar, this cocktail has some health benefits too. Mint is rich in antioxidants and has long been used to help aid upset stomachs and indigestion. Lime is a source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant, essential for the formation of skin collagen and a healthy immune system.
- 2 teaspoons xylitol
- A small handful of mint leaves
- Sparkling mineral water or soda water
- 1 lime, halved
- 2 shots light rum
- Mint sprig for garnish
- Place the xylitol, juice from half the lime and rum into a highball glass.
- Take the other half of the lime and slice into wedges, add this to the glass along with the mint leaves. Muddle well to release the flavours.
- Fill the glass to the top with crushed ice (if you can’t get hold of crushed ice, simply place ice cubes in a sandwich bag and bash them with a rolling pin).
- Fill the glass with soda water. Stir well with a long cocktail spoon or metal straw.
- Find some sunshine and enjoy.
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