Monday, October 12, 2015

The 2 Point Mojito

     As a adherant of the Weight Watcher's program to control my weight, I am very conscious of the points that some cocktails have.  I try to keep the cocktails that I imbibe down to 2 points each.  In general this is an honest clear spirit and a diet soda, club soda or water.   I started to look a little closer at how I could create some of the better cocktails and stay at the 2 point level.

     One of the first ones that I looked at was the Mojito.   The first thing that had to go was the sugar.  I took and put some "Splenda" in place of the sugar and the rest of it was fine.  Mint and Lime Juice have zero points.  The White Rum ( Pure White Rum No Sugar Added) like Ron Llave, Don Q, Yolo, Bacardi or other honest rums from 80 to 100 proof are 2 points each.

     Here is a Recipe for a 2 Point Mojito rather that a three or Four Point standard Mojito.

2 Point Mojito

  • 1 1/2 oz. White Rum
  • 1 or 2 Packets of Splenda (according to taste)
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime (no sweetened juices)
  • 10 to 12 Mint leaves
  • Club Soda to fill

  Place the lime Juice, splenda and the mint in a 12 oz. glass and muddle gently to bruise the mint.  Fill the glass with ice and add the rum.  Shake until chilled and top up with some club soda.  Garnish with a lime wheel and serve.