Get ready to crush some mint leaves and create a low calorie cocktail in honor of National Mojito Day.

Today’s National Mojito Day. Now you have the perfect excuse to sip a low calorie cocktail tonight! Mojitos are a traditional summer drink. With the blend of fresh, aromatic, crushed mint, lime and other fruit flavors, the mojito is a refreshing alternative. The low calorie cocktail recipes we found will let you have an after work libation without hurting your diet.

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1 ½ parts Skinnygirl Cucumber Vodka
3 parts soda water
Sprig of fresh mint
1 cup of watermelon, cubed
1 lime wedge
½  tsp. agave nectar
Lime wedge for garnish
Squeeze lime wedge into glass, muddle fruit with mint leaves and vodka.
Add ice, agave nectar and top with soda water.
Garnish with a lime wedge and enjoy!
Peach Mojito

1 part DeKuyper® Peachtree 
1 part Cruzan® Light Rum
1/2 part simple syrup
1/2 part lime juice
1 part carbonated water
Mint leaves
Muddle mint leaves with lime juice and simple syrup in glass or pitcher.
Add rum, DeKuyper® Peachtree Schnapps, and ice.
Stir gently & top with carbonated water.

Skinnygirl Mojito

5 parts Skinnygirl Mojito
6 fresh mint leaves
Lime wedge for garnish
Pour Skinnygirl Mojito over ice in a tall glass. Stir in mint leaves for a splash of color.Garnish with fresh mint leaves and a lime wedge. No muddling required. Enjoy!

Brugal Dry Mojito

2 oz. Brugal Extra Dry Rum
12 fresh mint leaves
1/2 lime, quartered
Club soda
1 teaspoon superfine sugar
Crush/muddle mint leaves, lime quarters and sugar in a tall glass. Add Brugal Extra Dry Rum and fill glass with ice. Top with club soda, and stir well. Garnish with a lime wedge and fresh mint sprig.

Sassy Sangrito

2 parts Skinnygirl Sangria
1 part light white rum
apple slices, diced
orange slices, peeled and diced
6 fresh mint leaves
Mix sangria and rum over ice
Add in diced fruit
Stir, garnish with mint leaves and enjoy!

Not into mojitos? Try this flavorful martini instead.
Mint Martini
1 part Skinnygirl Bare Naked Vodka
1 part Peppermint Schnapps
Mint leaves for garnish
Shake liquids with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into a martini glass filled with ice. Garnish with a few mint leaves.
PJ Gach is Managing Editor, Spa Week Daily, Social Media Manager, Spa Week Media Group.

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