Cucumber Mojitos

recipe
The classic Cuban cocktail receives a refreshing update with the addition of cucumber. For another tasty twist on the beverage, try Peach Mojitos.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 mojito)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 166
Caloriesfromfat 1 %
Fat 0.1 g
Satfat 0.0 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 14.5 g
Fiber 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 0.1 mg
Sodium 14 mg
Calcium 10 mg

Ingredients

2 cups cold water
1 cup coarsely chopped cucumber
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 large)
12 mint leaves
3/4 cup rum
1 cup sparkling water, chilled
1 cup crushed ice
4 mint sprigs
4 cucumber slices
4 lime wedges

Preparation

1. Place 2 cups water and chopped cucumber in a blender; process until smooth. Strain cucumber mixture through a sieve into a medium bowl; discard solids.

2. Place 1 tablespoon sugar, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 4 mint leaves in a 2-cup glass measure; crush with a wooden spoon. Add 3 tablespoons rum and about 1/2 cup cucumber mixture; stir until sugar dissolves. Stir in 1/4 cup sparkling water. Place 1/4 cup ice in a 12-ounce glass; pour cucumber mixture over ice. Garnish with 1 mint sprig, 1 cucumber slice, and 1 lime wedge. Repeat procedure with remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

Maureen Callahan,

Cooking Light

June 2008
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