Friday, August 17, 2007

The perfect poolside cocktail - for only 155 calories!

I've been on a Mojito kick lately. Perhaps my fascination with all things Cuba (love the music, love the dancing) factors into my enjoyment of this particular beverage. And maybe it just seems a fabulous frosty drink on a hot day. Either way, I think the mojito is a seriously tasty treat!
For those looking for a lower-calorie version, here's a recipe (using sucralose) courtesy of Marlene Koch. Keep in mind, the average six-ounce martini has about 370 calories.

Fresh mint leaves
1 ounce fresh lime juice
4 teaspoons Splenda Granular
2 ounces white rum
Splash of club soda
Slice of lime (optional)

1. In a tall collins glass, using the back of a spoon, press and crush 8 to 10 mint leaves (to break apart and release oils) with lime and Splenda.
2. Fill glass with crushed ice.
3. Add rum and top off with club soda.
4. Garnish with slice of lime and/or additional fresh mint.

Per serving
Calories: 155
Net Carbs: 4

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