Zero Calorie Virgin Mojito Recipe

Zero Calorie Virgin Mojito Recipe – All the refreshing flavors of a mojito…non of the guilt! 3 ingredients and 1 minute are all you need to make this figure-friendly mocktail, that will cool you off during summer.

Servings: 1


1 medium or 1/2 large lemon or lime (1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons juice, depending on how citrusy you like it, plus the peel)
1 cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves (1 large handful)
1 (355ml/12 fl.oz) can diet lemon flavored soda, like diet 7UP or Sprite Zero (1 1/2 cups)*
Extra lemon or lime slices, for presentation


In a large cup, squeeze the juice out of the lemon/lime; about 1 tablespoon to 1 1/2 tablespoons, depending on how citrusy you like it. Throw in the squeezed peel into the cup as well, optional, but adds more lemony flavor. Or for a prettier presentation, omit the squeezed peel and add slices of lemon/lime in the end.

Using your fingers, roughly tear the mint leaves into the cup. With a straw or back of a dinner knife or spoon, smash the mint leaves with the lemon/lime juice to bruise it. This helps release the flavor of the mint.

Add desired amount of ice into the cup.

Pour in the can of lemon flavored soda into the cup.

Gently stir the mixture together with a straw, further piercing the mint to extract more flavor.

Let stand for a few minutes to allow the flavors to meld. Serve with a straw, because otherwise the mint will keep getting in the mouth.


If you’re not OK with drinking diet soda, regular lemon soda or ginger ale could be substituted, but note that it won’t be zero calorie then.


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