Low-Carb/Keto Mojito Recipe (5 ingredients, 3g net carbs!)
Enjoy a Low-Carb, Keto Mojito with fresh peppermint, lime, rum, and sparkling water! With just 3 grams net carbs, you can relax and enjoy this refreshing Keto adult beverage!
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I can’t make mojitos without thinking of Jack Sparrow…
“Why is all the rum gone?” he asks in his perpetual state of drunken humor. It cracks me up every time. 🙂
I’m not big on rum, actually. Of all the hard liquors, rum is probably toward the middle of my list (below whisky and bourbon and above gin… LOL).
Yet, rum is what makes a mojito and mojito — and I do love a good mojito! Well, that and fresh peppermint. I do love my peppermint patch!
Traditional mojitos are full of sugar, (and rum is really sweet too) so I came up with a Keto/Low-Carb Mojito recipe!
Using my Sugar-Free Simple Syrup (recipe below!), you, too, can mix yourself a refreshing mojito and relax on your front porch!
How to Make Keto Simple Syrup
Simple syrup is equal parts sugar and water. A keto/low-carb simple syrup is made just as quickly and easily as a regular simple syrup.
Because granulated sugar doesn’t mix very well into a cold cocktail (a refreshingly ice cold keto mojito, for instance), bartenders use simple syrups to sweeten drinks without muddying them up with gritty sugar.
In our case, we’re using a keto simple syrup to add sweetness without the sugar to our yummy low-carb mojito (or any other cocktail recipe you’d like to convert to low-carb).
To make a keto simple syrup, you need:
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/2 cup Dietz Sweet or your favorite keto sweetener blend, such as Lakanto White
Add the keto sweetener to the boiling water and stir until dissolved. Voila! A keto simple syrup!
Now you’re ready to make this Low-Carb Mojito Recipe!
How to Make a Keto Mojito
Gather your ingredients:
- fresh peppermint leaves
- fresh limes
- keto simple syrup
- club soda or sparkling water
- and rum, obviously
Part of the magic of mojitos is the fresh mint leaves, which you’ll muddle in the bottom of your glass. Or, you can get fancy and use a cocktail shaker, but I prefer to muddle right in the glass.
Next, add fresh lime juice, rum, and keto simple syrup. Stir, stir, stir! (Or shake, shake, shake, if using a cocktail shaker.)
Add ice to your glass.
Finally, fill ‘er up with something unflavored and bubbly, like club soda or plain sparkling water.
Keto Mojito recipe is below!
I don’t have fresh peppermint leaves. What can I use instead?
No fresh peppermint? No mojito. 🙁
But, seriously. The magic of mojitos is the fresh peppermint. There really is no substitute. Not peppermint extract, not peppermint flavoring, not peppermint essential oil.
Can I use bottled lime juice?
Sure can! While I prefer fresh, I know that bottled juice can be more convenient. Please make sure to choose an organic bottled lime juice without any added ingredients.
My rum isn’t white. Can I use another type of rum?
Yep! Use whatever rum you have on hand. If you can find a locally distilled rum or organic rum, even better. The taste of your keto mojito will only be as good as the quality of your ingredients, so don’t go with cheap rum, mmmmkay? Also, using a brown rum will make your mojitos a darker color than what you see in my photos. Just letting you know!
Keto Mojito Recipe
Enjoy a Low-Carb/Keto Mojito with fresh peppermint, lime, rum, and sparkling water! With just 3 grams net carbs, you can relax and enjoy this refreshing Keto adult beverage!
Muddle the mint leaves in the bottom of the glass.
Add lime juice, simple syrup, and rum.
Fill glass with ice and fill with sparkling water or club soda.
Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge if desired.
You can omit the rum for a non-alcoholic version, however it will not taste like a mojito -- it will be a very lovely, yummy mint limeade! 🙂
More Keto Drink Recipes You’ll Love…
- Ultraviolet Cocktail (made with wild violets — you can swap out the organic sugar for Dietz Sweet!)
- Dandy Blend Whipped Coffee Recipe
- Keto Chocolate Collagen Shake
- Fresh Mint Sun Tea
- Aquatic Greens Lemonade
- Green Hippie Juice
- Easy Keto Thai Iced Tea
- Keto Rhubarb Juice
- Low-Carb Blackberry & Sage Cocktail
- Old-Fashioned Keto Root Beer Float
Are you a mojito lover? Will you try this keto mojito recipe?
Originally published July 28, 2017. New photos, pin images, and text updated and republished on June 25, 2020.