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Our Watermelon Mojitos are slightly sweet and extremely refreshing. Fresh mint and ripe watermelon are the perfect combo in this low carb cocktail. This drink is made in less than 5 minutes and you won’t believe it’s low carb!

low carb watermelon mojito in a glass with lime and mint on a white tray

The flavors of fresh mint, lime, and watermelon shine in this fun summer Keto Watermelon Mojitos cocktail! Rum for the adults, or skip it for the kiddos.

These delicious and fresh watermelon cocktails are perfect for any summer gathering. Potluck, block party, pool party, or even a BBQ! Everyone will love these low carb drinks – especially if they’re big watermelon fans!

Our low carb watermelon mojito doesn’t have any added sugar. To make this low carb cocktail taste sweet we used fresh watermelon and a few drops stevia extract.

A typical watermelon mojito has 282 calories 53g of carbohydrates and 40g of sugar. Whereas our low carb watermelon mojito has just 110 calories and 3.8g of carbohydrates!

Tips for making a Low Carb Cocktail

  1. Omit simple syrup from cocktails
  2. Don’t use pre-made cocktail mixes either in powder or liquid form
  3. Don’t use sweetened forms of milks for making cocktails like piña coladas 
  4. Omit high carb fruits in large quantities
  5. Avoid fruit juices especially if they have added sugar like high fructose corn syrup
  6. Use liquid stevia or monk fruit as a sweetener

What is the lowest carb alcohol?

When it comes to low carb alcohol drinks, there is still quite a selection. Clear liquors are the best since they have no carbs, but there are also low carb beer, champagne and wines to choose from as well. 

Low Carb Liquors include

  • Rum
  • Vodka
  • Gin
  • Tequila
  • Brandy
  • Whiskey

Low Carb Wines

  • Pinot Noir
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cab Frank
  • Merlot
  • Zinfandel
  • Chardonnay
  • Sauvignon Blanc

Just be sure to avoid anything overly sweet and flavored as they are high in carbs from the sugar and sweeteners. During the fermentation process of wine making, the yeast ferments the sugar in the grapes to make alcohol. Therefor lowering the carbohydrate content of the wines. 

Keto Watermelon Mojitos with Fresh Mint, Watermelon, and Lime

Is rum low carb?

Rum is a great choice when you’re on a keto diet. It not only is low-carb, but it is NO carb! Make sure to chose a clear rum and not a fruity flavored rum.

How to make a watermelon mojito

For this watermelon cocktail, you want to create a nice puree with your watermelon prior to mixing together this watermelon drink. Be sure you get all the chunks for the best watermelon mojito cocktail!

From there, the basics is mixing together a few ingredients, separating them out, and adding the liquid. 

The great thing about this watermelon rum cocktail, is it can easily be made into a mocktail for kids! Just omit the rum from this watermelon rum drink, and you know have a fun refreshing summer drink for the kids! They will love feeling like they have a fancy drink just like the adults.

Other Low Carb Drinks You May Enjoy

Make it a Party! Pair this Keto Watermelon Mojito with these low carb appetizers!

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Keto Watermelon Mojitos with Fresh Mint, Watermelon, and Lime

Keto Watermelon Mojitos

The flavors of fresh mint, lime, and watermelon shine in this fun summer cocktail! Rum is the perfect accent, but feel free to skip it for the mocktail version.
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 110.2kcal
Author: Faith

Ingredients

  • 4 shots light rum silver or white rum
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint plus more for garnish
  • 8 drops liquid stevia
  • 1 cup diced watermelon pureed
  • 4 cups crushed ice
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • 4 wedges fresh lime each wedge 1/8 of lime

Instructions

  • Muddle the rum, mint, and stevia together; mix in the watermelon puree.
  • Pour 1 cup crushed ice into each of 4 glasses; divide the watermelon mixture between the glasses and top each with 1/4 cup sparkling water. Squeeze 1 wedge of fresh lime into each glass.
  • Top each with fresh mint if desired, and serve.

Notes

  1. Use watermelon at it's peak freshness to ensure the best flavor!
  2. Make sure that you puree the watermelon all the way as to not have chunks in your drink!
  3. You can easy puree the watermelon in a blender or magic bullet

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 110.2kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.8g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.4g | Fiber: 0.4g
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This watermelon mojito recipe contains alcohol and is only intended for persons aged 21 years and older. Please drink responsibly!