Wonderfully minty and downright refreshing enough to beat any sizzling season, the classic Cuban mojitois a must-have to welcome the steamy summer months, but enough of these can put your beach-ready body to the test. Many recipes feature too much sugar and syrup, resulting in a drink packing on nearly 1,000 calories, but you don’t have to give up on this delicious treat. This skinnier version from dietician Rachel Berman highlights a natural sweetener, freshly squeezed lime juice, and soda water, which help keep calories down, all while preventing you from getting too tipsy. Sip, sip, enjoy.
1.5 ounces rum
1 teaspoons stevia
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves
Combine rum, stevia, and lime juice. Muddle in mint leaves. Add ice and soda water to fill glass.