Trying to stay on track this summer but don’t want to miss out on the fun beach and barbeque drinks? Try out this lightened-up cocktail recipe! ⁠

Did you know that traditional mojitos can have up to 25 grams of sugar? This refreshing version has only 1 gram of sugar and requires just a few simple ingredients. ⁠

This Skinny Mojito recipe is also super customizable – try muddling your favourite fruit with the lime and mint for a fun twist on the traditional version. Blackberries, strawberries, pineapple, mango…the options are endless! ⁠

Make a big batch for your next summer hangout! You could even serve this as a mocktail and leave out the alcohol if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic beverage everyone can enjoy. ⁠

Try it out this weekend! ⁠


  • Juice of one lime
  • 6-10 fresh mint leaves
  • 1.5 oz white rum
  • Lemon-lime zero-calorie sodalike Zevia or lemon/lime sparkling water 
  • Ice
  • Garnish with a lime slice and or a sprig of fresh mint
  • optional: maple syrup, agave or stevia for a touch of sweetness


  1. Add mint leaves and lime juice to a glass and muddle them together using the back of a spoon or a muddler.
  2. Add the rum, and fill with ice. Top with soda or sparkling water and stir to combine.
  3. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge. Serve.


  • Make it a mocktail –  muddle the mint and lime juice together as directed and then fill the glass with ice. Top with soda or sparkling water and stir. Taste and add a little liquid sweetener if necessary. Serve with a sprig of mint and a lime wedge and enjoy!

Recipe by Eating Bird Food.