Dietitian's tip: The traditional mojito is created with a sweet syrup flavored with fresh lime juice and crushed fresh mint. This citrusy nonalcoholic version also includes orange and grapefruit juices.
- 1/2 cup dark honey
- 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
- 1/2 cup firmly packed fresh mint leaves
- 2 cups fresh grapefruit juice, chilled
- 2 cups fresh orange juice, chilled
- 2 teaspoons grated lime zest
- 1 lime, cut into 6 slices
In a small saucepan, combine the honey and lime juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Add the mint leaves and remove from the heat. Steep the honey mixture for 5 minutes, then pass the mixture through a fine-mesh sieve placed over a bowl, pressing down lightly on the leaves with the back of a wooden spoon. Refrigerate the syrup until cold.
In a large pitcher, combine the mint syrup, grapefruit and orange juices, and lime zest. Stir until the syrup is dissolved.
Pour into tall, chilled glasses and garnish each glass with a lime slice.
Nutritional analysis per serving
|Serving size: About 3/4 cup|
|Total fat||0 g||Total carbohydrate||41 g|
|Saturated fat||0 g||Dietary fiber||< 1 g|
|Trans fat||0 g||Sugars||23 g|
|Monounsaturated fat||0 g||Protein||1 g|
|Sweets, desserts and other carbohydrates||1|