Crisp Citrus Cooler

This citrusy spritzer resembles a mojito—a popular Cuban cocktail made with lime juice, powdered sugar, mint, rum, and club soda.

Yield:

5 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)

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Recipe Time

Prep: 6 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 29
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 7.4 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Iron 0.3 mg
Sodium 12 mg
Caloriesfromfat 3 %
Fiber 0.2 g
Calcium 9 mg

Ingredients

1 medium lemon
1 large lime
1 (1-ounce) package fresh mint leaves, divided
3 tablespoons
1 (6-ounce) can pineapple juice
1 1/2 cups diet tonic water

Preparation

Cut lemon and lime in half crosswise, and squeeze 3 tablespoons juice from each into a large zip-top plastic bag, reserving rinds. Add reserved rinds, half of mint leaves, sweetener, and pineapple juice to bag; seal tightly. Squeeze mixture 15 to 20 seconds or until oils from rinds are released and mint leaves are bruised. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Strain mixture through a fine sieve over a pitcher, squeezing rinds to extract remaining juice. Discard fruit and mint; gently stir in tonic water.

Fill 5 tall glasses three-quarters full with crushed ice. Top ice evenly with remaining mint leaves, and pour mixture into glasses. Serve immediately

Note:

Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection

January 2008