Summer Cocktail Creation

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They say that necessity is the mother of invention. This week I was looking for a fancy beverage that was at least close to sticking to the 21 day fix meal plan. I know that they suggest having a glass of wine if you drink any alcohol, but I’m not a huge wine drinker. I know I should probably lose my mom card for that one, but I’ve always been a beer girl with a soft spot for the fancy drinks like margaritas and mojitos.

I hopped into the kitchen to see what I had to work with and this is what I invented.

Orange Mint Mojito

Let me introduce you to the orange mint mojito.

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Now I know what you are thinking, “Anne Marie, that is going to taste like drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth…nasty.” But please hear me out!

I make my drink without using heavy bottled orange juice which can tend to contribute to that “gross” feeling. I used orange La Croix sparkling water with a splash of fresh squeezed orange juice to keep things light.

Ingredients

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Build-a-Beverage

With the use of a carbonated mixer we are going to want to build this drink instead of giving it the James Bond shake. If we were to do this we would have a messy science experiment on our hands!

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  1. Muddle together a few sprigs of mint with 1/4 packet of stevia (easily left out or you could use sugar if that’s what you have)
  2. Fill glass with ice, I prefer crushed.
  3. Add the juice of a fresh squeezed orange.
  4. Add 1 shot of clear rum. Stir.
  5. Top with La Croix and garnish!

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Summer Plans

What are your plans for this summer? Mine include sitting by the pool with my bestie sipping on mojitos while the kids wear themselves out. I think I’m going to try and come up with some other drinks too. Would you be interested in a vodka cocktail? Let me know your favorite summer drink in the comments!

Summer Cocktail Creation

Summer Cocktail Creation

Ingredients

  • Clear Rum
  • Orange
  • Orange La Croix
  • Fresh mint
  • Stevia
  • Crushed Ice

Instructions

  1. Muddle together a few sprigs of mint with 1/4 packet of stevia (easily left out or you could use sugar if that’s what you have)
  2. Fill glass with ice, I prefer crushed.
  3. Add the juice of a fresh squeezed orange.
  4. Add 1 shot of clear rum.
  5. Stir.
  6. Top with La Croix and garnish!
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7 Comments

  1. Ann Ehnert

    I’ve been doing this with La Croix too! I’m so pleased how versatile this drink is. Loving it 🙂

  2. Morgan

    I love mojitos! I I have to admit, I have yet ot jump on the la croix bandwagon – I’m half happy about it ($$$$$)

    • Anne Marie D

      Oh you’ve GOT to give La Croix a shot! I used to get store brand flavored waters, but they just aren’t the same 🙂 I’ve also noticed that I drink more water when I buy them!

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