A Skinny Coconut Mojito is the perfect summer sipping drink!
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Raise your hand if you think it seems silly that drinks have calories? I mean, food I get. That big piece of fried chicken with all that crispy batter that soaked up all that delicious oil and chicken fat. I get it. But drinks. I don’t get. They’re liquid. A lot of times they are perfectly clear. There doesn’t seem to be any place for calories to hold on to. It seems to me that it should just slither through my body, without a care in the world. My drink of choice is a gin and tonic. It has 160 calories. I know that off the top of my head, thanks to My Fitness Pal. My Fitness Pal can either be your pal or you’re worst enemy. Don’t ever look up Zaxby’s Chicken Finger Plate. What you learn you can’t unlearn. Then again if you don’t like Zaxby’s Chicken Finger Plate, look it up and pat yourself on the back, knowing that you’ll never consume almost a days worth of calories in one setting.
But back to drinks. 160 calories for a gin and tonic. I know this because there were several stressful days when I made sure I left enough calories in the day for my gin and tonic. I could forego the apple and the bag of chips, in exchange for that much needed gin and tonic. So, this weekend when I saw a Skinny Coconut Mojito in the paper and I still hadn’t made this week’s cocktail, it was a go. The paper didn’t give the calories, but from googling around my guess it’s about 160. Now, I’m not going to lie, this cocktail was not super duper amazing. Most skinny things aren’t. But it is perfect if you are going to sit around on the porch on a hot summer’s day and have a cocktail or two or three, and don’t want to worry too much about all the calories.
If you’re looking for another fabulous mojito, try my Strawberry Mint Mojito!
Skinny Coconut Mojito
- 1/2 cup fresh mint
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- 2 tablespoons simple syrup
- 1/4 cup rum
- 1 cup coconut water
- sparkling water
- In the bottom of a shaker, muddle the fresh mint and the lime wedges. Add the simple syrup, rum and coconut juice. Fill the shaker with ice and shake for about 15-20 seconds.
- Strain into two glasses and top with sparkling water.