Skinny Jeans Mojito Recipe

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Today, I have the pleasure of sharing with you a fun guest post from Kim Haasarud! Kim is a James Beard-honored mixologist, and author of the new book 101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks (101 Cocktails).

Bathing suit season is almost over, but I still want to fit into my skinny jeans this fall! So I put in a special request for some ‘healthier’ drink options.

I can’t wait to have a few friends over and try a couple of these cocktails out!

Black & Blue Mojito (AKA “The Skinny Jeans Mojito”)

  • 1.5 oz 10 Cane rum (96 calories)
  • 1 oz lime juice (8 calories)
  • 1 oz sugar-free sweetener (made from Splenda) (i.e. Monin)*
  • 3 blackberries (10 calories)
  • 10 blueberries (8 calories)
  • 10 mint leaves (0 calories)
  • Splash of club soda (0 calories)

Total calories: 122

Directions: In a tall collins glass, muddle the berries and mint with the lime juice and sugar free syrup. Add the rum. Top with crushed ice and stir well. Garnish with mint sprig and berry.

*Monin is a syrup company from France that offers 100+ syrups. They also have a line of sugar-free syrups ranging from a sugar-free triple sec syrup to raspberry to blackberry. 

Skinny Margarita

  • 1.5 oz reposado tequila (i.e. 1800 Reposado) (96 calories)
  • 1 oz agave nectar (80 calories)
  • 1 oz lime juice (8 calories)

Total calories: 184 calories

Skinny Strawberry Smash

  • 1.5 oz SKYY Infusions Dragonfruit
  • 4 lemon quarters
  • 1 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 strawberries
  • 2 packets Truvia (Stevia-based)

 

Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle the strawberries with the lemon quarters, cranberry juice and Truvia. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with strawberry and basil.

ABOUT KIM HAASARUD: Kim Haasarud is a James Beard-honored mixologist, author, beverage consultant, and the the founder of Liquid Architecture.  Kim has been a judge on Iron Chef America, as well doing guest appearances on the “The Today Show,” CBS’ “Early Morning Show,” “Fox & Friends Live,” “Montel Williams Show”, and Plum TV. She has been featured on various radio programs including “Good Food” with Evan Kleiman, Martha Stewart’s “Everyday Food”, “Cosmo Radio” and ABC & CNN Radio syndicate.

 

 

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