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Crisp Citrus Cooler

Prep time 6 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Yield 5 servings (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
This citrusy spritzer resembles a mojito—a popular Cuban cocktail made with lime juice, powdered sugar, mint, rum, and club soda.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

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

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

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