Skinny Summer Drinks

on June 23, 2011

Liquid Love

"101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks" by Kim Haasarud is fresh on bookstore shelves. Keep clicking for three fabulous recipes from the book.

Black and Blue Mojito

1.5 oz 10 Cane rum (96 calories) 1 oz lime juice (8 calories) 1 oz sugar-free sweetener (made from Splenda) (i.e. Monin) * 3 blackberries (10 calories) 10 blueberries (8 calories) 10 mint leaves (0 calories) Splash of club soda (0 calories) Total calories: 122 Directions: In a tall collins glass, muddle the berries and mint with the lime juice and sugar free syrup. Add the rum. Top with crushed ice and stir well. Garnish with mint sprig and berry.Monin is a syrup company from France that offers 100+ syrups. They also have a line of sugar-free syrups ranging from a sugar-free triple sec syrup to raspberry to blackberry. They are sold at specialty grocers and online at

Grand Smash

This is a great 3-ingredient cocktail from the book and is based on the classic Smash. It has no additional sugar added. It’s delicious and tastes like an Adult Lemonade. Feel free to muddle a strawberry or two in there as well. 5 lemon wedges Good pinch of mint leaves 1.75 oz Grand Marnier Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle the lemon wedges with the mint and Grand Marnier. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain over NEW ice into a rocks glass. Garnish with mint sprig.

Skinny Strawberry Smash

1.5 oz SKYY Infusions Dragonfruit 4 lemon quarters 1 oz cranberry juice 2 strawberries 2 packets Truvia (Stevia-based) Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle the strawberries with the lemon quarters, cranberry juice and Truvia. Top with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with strawberry and basil.

101 Mojitos author Kim Haasarud

Kim Haasarud is a James Beard-honored mixologist, author, and beverage consultant. She is the founder of Liquid Architecture and author of newly released "101 Mojitos and Other Muddled Drinks."