A low-calorie, low-sugar mojito with fresh blackberries, cucumber, LaCroix sparkling water and Cruzan Rum.
I know it’s technically Wine Wednesday, but perhaps I can convince you to trade your wine in for rum because I’ve got the perfect summer cocktail for you.
It’s a skinny mojito — inspired by the new LaCroix Cúrate flavors. I was sent the new flavors for review and the Blackberry Cucumber flavor is my favorite of the three. I knew it would work great as a cocktail mixer so I decided to try my hand at a lightened up mojito with fresh blackberries, cucumber slices and mint.
I muddled together the blackberries and mint, added fresh cucumber slices, a splash of Key Lime Rum and topped everything off with the Blackberry Cucumber LaCroix. The result was a refreshing, flavorful and delicious cocktail that’d I’d happily drink any day of the week.
This skinny mojito has a lovely pink hue from the muddled blackberries and I love that the sparkling water adds a ton of flavor and bubbles without any added calories or sugar.
This cocktail has about 90 calories and 7 grams of sugar. Traditional mojitos clock in at 242 calories and 25 grams of sugar!! Crazy, right?
Feel free to experiment with how much and what type of rum to use. I used the Cruzan Key Lime Rum we brought back from our honeymoon in St. Croix and it was perfect. It added a great lime flavor and you could barely taste the alcohol in the cocktail. Sneaky, sneaky! <– Could be a good or bad thing. 😉
If you decide to use plain rum you can limit the sugar and carbs even more. I just recommend adding lime juice because it’s an essential flavor for mojitos. You could also make a mocktail version without the liquor.
A low-calorie, low-sugar mojito with fresh blackberries, cucumber, LaCroix sparkling water and Cruzan Key Lime Rum. Only 90 calories and 7 grams of sugar. If you use plain, light rum it will only have 1 gram of sugar but won’t taste as sweet!
3 cucumber slices
3 springs of fresh mint
1.5–3 oz of Cruzan Key Lime Rum (or Cruzan Light Rum)
1 Blackberry Cucumber LaCroix
Add blackberries and mint to a high ball glass and muddle them together using the back of a spoon. Place two cucumber slices into the glass, add ice, rum and top with LaCroix sparkling water. Garnish the rim of the glass with a slice of cucumber and serve.
This cocktail is light, flavorful and perfect for summer sipping — whether you’re at the beach or at a end-of-summer party. Let me know if you try it!
Do you love LaCroix sparkling water as much as I do? If so, check back in the next few days… I have an EPIC giveaway coming up that you won’t want to miss!!!
I was sent the new LaCroix Cúrate flavors for review, however this post is not sponsored.