I never tried mojitos in the past because I really don’t like mint. Well, I thought I didn’t like mint. Turns out I don’t like peppermint, which is very different from fresh mint. Fresh mint is crisp, clean, and refreshing, which is probably why the mojito is known as a crisp, clean, and refreshing warm-weather drink.
Because I’m still in the process of losing weight, I decided to make this recipe with Truvia instead of sugar. I couldn’t even tell the difference. Enjoy!
Skinny Blackberry Mojitos
1/2 fresh lime, cut into 4 pieces
10-15 fresh mint leaves, torn into small pieces
3 packets Truvia
1.5 oz (1 shot) of clear rum (Bacardi)
Place 2 of the 4 lime pieces and the mint leaves at bottom of a sturdy tumbler. Use the muddler to crush the lime and the mint, releasing all the juices and flavors from both. Mash until the mint leaves are dark in color and the lime is pretty well smushed (that’s the technical term).
Add the blackberries, truvia, and last 2 pieces of lime to the glass. Again, use the muddler to crush and mash everything up. It won’t look pretty, but that’s the point.
Add 3 or 4 ice cubes to the tumbler, leaving the smashed mixture under the ice cubes. Pour the shot of rum over the top of the cubes. Fill up the remainder of the cup with seltzer water. Mix lightly.
Note: Best to drink this with a straw, otherwise you will be eating mint leaves