Keto as a Way of Life
Strawberry Keto Mojito Recipe
Mojitos and Summer go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly.
Almost like magic.
They just fit.
It’s everything that’s right.
Unlike peanut butter and jelly, however, it’s a lot easier to remove the carbs from a mojito and still make it a stellar adult beverage.
I know… we just posted our Blackberry Keto Mojito recipe because blackberry is one of my favorite things ever. But one of Rebecca’s favorite thing ever is Strawberry, and she’s come up with a keto mojito featuring that flavor that will knock your bikini off! (or…. you know, your swim trunks if you’re a dude…)
The point is, this is a fantastic drink that you NEED to be sipping on beside the pool this summer.
Read on, dear libation lover and we’ll tell you how to make our Strawberry Keto Mojito.
Fresh Strawberries: Nothing fancy here. Just get some nice, fresh ones at your local grocery or farmer’s market. Here in Tennessee, you can often find people selling them from the back of their truck on the side of the road. We love us some strawberries here! There are only 9 net carbs in a cup of strawberries, and they have a bunch of health benefits, so they’re perfect for Keto.
Powdered Monk Fruit
We use this stuff a lot. It’s a natural, calorie free, carb free sweetener with some great health benefits and none of the side effects of artificial sweeteners or sugar alcohols.
Monk fruit tastes good without a tinny aftertaste, and it also dissolves well in water which makes it great for this recipe!
If you don’t grow your own (because it’s super easy and you should!) just pick up some whole basil leaves at the grocery (they have ’em at Walmart). You can typically find them in the cooler section with the other veggies. 4 leaves will add less than .1 net carbs to this drink.
This is easy mode. Get a fresh one at the grocery. 1 tablespoon of lime juice has about 1 net carb in it. I doubt you squeeze that much out of half a lime, which is what this recipe calls for, so you’re good on carbs there.
We used plain old clear Bacardi for this recipe. I would stay away from super high-quality rums because those aren’t for mixing (I’m a bit of a rum snob). Also, a spiced rum isn’t necessary. You want the flavors of the strawberry, basil, and lime to shine through in this drink.
You can use a bit of seltzer water if you don’t have this on hand. Strawberry Bubbly just reinforces the flavor of the strawberry without adding any carbs or funny ingredients.
Also, if you like flavored water, this stuff is quite good all on its own! You can get this for the same price at Walmart or Amazon, so it’s easy to get your hands on.
Mortar and Pestle
The only special tool I would recommend here is a mortar and pestle.
You can muddle the basil in other ways, but every kitchen needs a mortar and pestle for smashing up spices and mixing various ingredients.
It’s one of those old school kitchen tools I thought I would never need until I got one. Now I find myself using it fairly often.
If you buy one, get one that’s good and heavy like the one I’ve linked here
Don’t get in a hurry. There are a lot of “quick” mojito recipes out there, but if you really want the flavor to come out in this one, take your time and do it right. Your patience will be rewarded.
It’s a good idea to make the “strawberry simple syrup” mixture ahead of time and let is sit in the fridge overnight. I’ve humbly requested that Rebecca go ahead and make up several gallons of the stuff just to have on hand all the time. Because….. we might have company or something.
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Strawberry Keto Mojito Recipe
- Water: 2 cups
- Confectioner’s Monk Fruit: 2 cups
- Fresh Basil Leaves: 3-4 leaves
- Strawberries: 16 oz (by weight)
- Clear Rum: 3 fluid oz
- Strawberry Bubbly: 4 fluid oz
- Lime Juice: from half a lime
To Prepare the Strawberry Simple Syrup – You can make this ahead and keep it for 2-3 days before you make your mojitos.
- Add water, conectioner’s monk fruit to a medium sauce pot and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally.
- Reduce heat to simmer.
- Mascerate the strawberries.
- Using a mortar and pestle, muddle the basil leaves.
- Add the strawberries and basil leaves to the simmering liquid, stirring every few minutes for about 20 minutes.
- Remove from heat and let cool in refrigerator for a couple hours.
- Strain liquid through a fine sieve and return to fridge until you’re ready to make your mojito (up to 2-3 days)
For an Individual Mojito
To a glass, add:
- 3 oz rum (about 2 shots)
- 3 oz strawberry simple syrup
- 4 oz Strawberry Bubbly
- Juice from half a lime
- Garnish with fresh or frozen strawberries and a basil leaf
To Make a Pitcher of Mojitos
To a 32 ounce Pitcher, add:
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp Rum
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp Strawberry Simple Syrup)
- 1 12oz can Strawberry Bubbly
- Juice from 2 limes
- Garnish with fresh or frozen strawberries, a slice of lime and a few basil leaves.
Enjoy on a hot day.
Only drink if you are of legal drinking age.
Macros listed are per 10oz drink
Servings: Syrup makes enough for roughly 10 drinks
Net Carbs: 2.7
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