Mint Mojito Recipe

Check out my latest article published in the Temple News.  The article is geared towards college students, but the recipe creates the perfect St. Patty’s Day drink for both students and non-students alike.

Green Minty Mojitos for St. Patricks Day

Cheap alcohol does not have to be consumed in a way that makes you want to puke before you even taste it. By adding some simple yet flavorful ingredients, cheap liquor can be turned into a surprising delight.

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But, adding ingredients typically means adding a ton of extra calories. The key to making a drink that leaves both your taste buds and your waist happy is choosing low-cal ingredients capable of packing a lot of flavor in a small amount of space. The following recipe fuses the fresh, breath-saving flavors of mint with a citrusy twist of lime, a kick of rum, and splash of calorie-free bubbles to stimulate your senses in all the right ways.

Not only does this drink primarily utilize low-cal ingredients to pack in the flavor, but the smell of its star ingredient, mint, has actually been shown to help suppress appetite.

A study done by Wheeling Jesuit University in West Virginia found that when adults were regularly exposed to peppermint, they consumed about 2,800 fewer calories per week. Could your early evening drink actually help you ward off those late night munchies?

In reality, probably not. However, peppermint has also been shown to soothe the stomach and aid in digestion, so maybe it could help reduce the chances of any late night nausea.

Either way, it is guaranteed to help reduce any stomach churning that comes from the thought of drinking cheap alcohol straight up.

Mint Mojito Recipe
(Serves 1)

-12 fresh mint leaves
-2 ounces white or light rum
-½ large lime, or ¾ small lime
-7 oz club soda
-2-3 tsp. sugar
-Crushed ice

Directions:  Place the sugar and mint leaves into a tall glass.  Use the end of a wooden spoon or the end of a heavy handle of knife to muddle (crush together) the mint, sugar, and

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    Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman
    March 17, 2010 at 8:14 am

    I love, love mojitos. You should get a mojito at Cuba Libre in Old City. I don’t like the food there, but their mojitos are crazy good.

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    March 17, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    I have to pass along this recipe to my sister….she loves mojitos!

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    Fitness Contrarian
    March 17, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    My wife and I have been going to South Beach, Miami for over 20 years and enjoy drinking mojitos when we are there. We try to avoid them when we’re home because of the calories.

    This post is a good excuse to make some mojitos this weekend. Plus I’m sure your recipe has much less sugar than in Miami.

    Best – Mike

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    marla {Family Fresh Cooking}
    March 17, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    This drink sounds so refreshing. I remember in college I used to drink thick, syrupy drinks with cheap booze. This sounds so much better than that sludge! Much easier on the calories too…..not much sugar. xo

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    March 17, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    You’re so clever going with a mojito instead of green beer! Love it! Mojitos are the bomb! : ) Haha, I just said that… !!

    Off to check out the article!

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    The Candid RD
    March 18, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Even though I’m a beer girl, I believe this will taste perfect on a hot summer day, on our new back porch 😉

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    Jim Larrabee
    March 13, 2013 at 7:13 am

    I make mine with Bacardi Limon,Marti Authentico,Sprite (it’s sweetened,lime-flavored soda water after all)

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