I was sitting on the deck checking out the Facebook page for The Ministry of Rum when I noticed that the mint I planted two years ago had come in. The mint is a variety I ordered from Florida. The grower claimed it’s the same one used in Cuba to make mojitos. I don’t know if that’s true but I like to believe that it is.

A quick search with Google and I had a recipe I could use. What I like about this recipe is that it’s a single serving recipe. I have Type 1 diabetes so I tend to avoid high carbohydrate or high sugar drinks. I’ll drink a beer occasionally but never a six-pack and most cocktails are off-limits. But I love rum and the mojito is my favorite cocktail and it’s nice to be able to make one just for me.

The recipe I found used sugar but I substituted Splenda. I didn’t have club soda. I used sparkling water I made in our soda steam. Here’s the recipe from allrecipes.com that I modified for my use. Using Calorie King I estimated that this mojito is about 102 calories and contains less than 2g of carbohydrates.


  • 10 fresh mint leaves
  • 0.5 lime, cut into 4 wedges
  • 25 g white sugar, or to taste or 3 packets of Splenda
  • 235 ml ice cubes
  • 45 ml white rum
  • 120 ml club soda

How to make a diabetic mojito, IMG 4785 iurkck

  • Aperture—ƒ/2.4
  • Camera—iPhone 5
  • Taken—26 May, 2013
  • Focal length—4.13mm
  • ISO—160
  • Shutter speed—1/20s