5 Ingredient Skinny Peach Mojitos

Peach-Mojitos

As I try to cling onto the last remaining days of summer, I’m sharing a deliciously refreshing and summery cocktail that will keep summer alive (at least in my mind). And for those of you that might not drink alcohol-shout out to all my pregnant friends- I’ll share how to make this drink into a mocktail!

According to Wikipedia, a traditional mojito consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint.

And while I absolutely love traditional mojitos (see this picture on instagram) and they only have five ingredients, making them a perfect candidate for my Five Ingredient Fridays series, I wanted to change it up a bit, and did so by using Lemon LaCroix Sparking water (I’m obsessed with this stuff! You could also use different flavors such as lime or peach-pear) and using fresh peaches.

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When I was doing some shopping at the farmers market, I walked by a stand selling bundles of mint for $1. I immediately veered off path to purchase some (you know how you have vendors you like to purchase from? I walk through the farmers market in zig zags so I get everything I need from my favorite vendors…I know my husband loves it!)

To make these delicious peach mojitos you start by adding peaches and mint into a pitcher

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Then you pour in simple syrup

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Then you muddle

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Then you add ice

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And then you add white rum.

But before we add the rum, I need to know…does anyone else collect shot glasses like I do?

I got the one I’m using in the photos when I went to BlogHer Food Conference in Miami, and thought it was only fitting to use a Miami shot glass make this drink…brings to mind images of palm trees and warm weather!

Shot-glass-collection

Ok, so back to the drink, you then pour in your rum (one shot glass full per half can of lemon sparkling soda water, so since I used 3 sodas, I put in 6 shots). If you’re making a mocktail, just skip this step-the end result is just as yummy!!

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Then you add the LaCroix sparking water

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Stir the contents of the pitcher once or twice, and voila! Peach Mjoitos!

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So summery!

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5 Ingredient Peach Mojitos {and a GIVEAWAY}
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of Sugar (mixed with ¾ cup of hot water to form simple syrup)
  • 3 Peaches, pitted and sliced
  • 1 bunch of mint leaves (about 1 cup of loose leaves)
  • 6-8 oz White rum
  • 3 Cans Lemon LaCroix Sparking Water
  • 2 trays of ice (about 24 ice cubes)
Instructions
  1. Start by making the simple syrup (I just turn my faucet on hot for a minute and then fill up a measuring cup with ¾ cup of water, and then pour in the 1 cup sugar and stir it until the sugar dissolves.) If your faucet water doesn't get very hot, you can just microwave the water for a minute to get it to the desired temperature.
  2. In the bottom of a pitcher add the peach slices and the mint leaves and pour half of the simple syrup in. Use a muddler and muddle the peaches and mint together vigorously for about a minute. Add remaining simple syrup.
  3. Now add the ice into the pitcher, pour in rum (if making a mocktail skip this step). Then pour in Lemon soda water, stir it a few times, and you're done! To serve pour mojitos into glass and spoon in a few peach slices and mint sprigs for garnish, add a straw and enjoy!

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  • Sebastian Maddox
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    I can’t wait to make this for my Memorial Day Palm Springs getaway with friends that’s coming up soon. I hope you don’t mind but when I make it I’m gonna re-name it the “Im-Peach-Mint” cocktail in honor of our soon-to-be-jailed president Drumpf. Celebratory yummy cocktails coming up ahead!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Hahahahaha, love the new name, hope you have a fun Memorial Day weekend!

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