The Perfect Summer Mojito

Ditch your weekend gin & tonic for this fresh low calorie, low sugar cocktail instead.

You’ll need:

  • 1.5 ounces of white rum (or if you’re feelin fancy… Svedka Cucumber Lime Vodka)
  • 1 fresh lime, cut into wedges
  • 8 fresh mint leaves
  • 1 packet of Stevia or Truvia
  • 1 cup of ice cubes
  • Soda water

Directions:

  1. Combine lime wedges, fresh mint, and Stevia/Truvia in the bottom of a cocktail glass. Use the bottom of a wooden spoon to crush the mint, lime, and sweetener together.
  2.  Pour in the rum/vodka and ice and stir.
  3. Top off the glass with soda water.
  4. Garnish with an extra slice of lime or sprig of mint

 

Red, White, and Booze: 5 Cocktails to Liven Up Your 4th of July Weekend

  1. Star Spangled Sangria

Red, white and blue lemonade

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple, cut into star shapes
  • 2 bottles dry white wine
  • 1 cup Triple Sec
  • 1/2 Cup berry-flavored vodka
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup simple syrup

Source: punchbowl.com


2. Blueberry Strawberry Mojito

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  • 3 tablespoons fresh blueberries
  • 2 fresh strawberries, diced
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves (a small handful)
  • 1/2 medium lime, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • Ice
  • Club soda

Source: wellplated.com


3. Watermelon Blueberry Cooler

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  • 6 ounces watermelon
  • 1 ounce blueberry vodka
  • 1-2 lemon wedges
  • ice
  • blue decorating sugar, optional for rim

Source: tasty-trials.com

4. RW&B Jello Shots

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  • 1 3 oz. envelope of strawberry jello
  • Vodka or rum
  • 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 envelope of unflavored gelatin
  • 1 3 oz. envelope of berry blue jello

Source: bustle.com

5. Patriotic Gin & Tonic

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  • 2 oz gin
  • 6 oz tonic
  • blueberries
  • raspberries