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The Sexy Mama Mojito recipe is a refreshing take on the traditional Mojito cocktail is extra special and, dare I say, extra sexy because there is no added sugar. It’s light yet sassy. Perfect for the mama that usually drinks mocktails but wants to kick it up a notch.
Continuing with our minty drinks this marvelous May, I’ve decided to highlight the Mojito as we enter Mother’s Day weekend. (That’s right–I said Mother’s Day weekend–because I’m celebrating all weekend long, gosh darn it!)
I’m making this drink in honor of my mom because it’s one of her favorites, and that’s a big deal because she is NOT a cocktail drinker.
She’s a Mocktail Mama, but she’ll indulge in a libation if the Mojito is involved.
The Sexy Mama Mojito
This recipe is a twist on the traditional Mojito. I’m calling it the Sexy Mama Mojito because it does not have any added sugar. The Cruzan Coconut rum adds just enough sweetness that simple syrup is not necessary. In fact, as I was testing this drink for this blog post, the version I made with simple syrup was dangerously sweet–I couldn’t even taste the rum–it literally tasted like cotton candy. So, I took out the sugar and came up with this smooth, low sugar version. I also used some sprigs of fresh pineapple sage which adds a nice, light tropical overtone.
6 mint leaves
6 pineapple sage leaves
2 oz Cruzan coconut rum
2 oz seltzer water/club soda
Garnish with mint and/or pineapple sage leaves
Muddle the mint and pineapple sage leaves together. Let sit a few minutes so the flavors can mix together fully.
Then add to a highball glass. If you don’t have a highball glass, you can improvise like I did.
Next, add ice and the rum to a shaker. Shake and strain into a highball glass. Add the seltzer and mix gently. Finally, garnish with mint and/or pineapple sage leaves.
- 6 mint leaves
- 6 pineapple sage leaves
- 2 oz Cruzan coconut rum
- 2 oz seltzer water/club soda
- Garnish with mint and/or pineapple sage leaves
- Muddle the mint and pineapple sage leaves together. Let sit a few minutes so the flavors can mix together fully.
HI! I’m a Shana, self-proclaimed Media Mixologist, wife, and mom to two little girls. I love to mix up cocktails of crafts, recipes, wellness, family and business with just the right amount of sparkle to help you shine everyday. So, grab a glass, and let’s celebrate the cocktail of life!