PREP TIME: 5 minutes

MAKES 2 servings

This refreshing “mocktail” can also be made into a real mojito with the addition of a bit of white rum or vodka. The flavors of mint and cucumber with a hint of raspberry make this an ideal summer beverage—virgin or not!

6 lime wedges

10 mint leaves

6 slices cucumber

2 tablespoons granulated low-carb sweetener of your choice

½ cup (60 g) fresh raspberries

Crushed ice, to top

Seltzer water, to top

2 fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

NOTE

If you prefer a boozy alternative, add 1½ ounces (45 ml) of white rum or vodka to each glass with the raspberries.

  1. Divide the lime wedges, mint, cucumber, and sweetener between two tall 12-ounce (360-ml) glasses with sturdy bottoms. Muddle (crush and mix) the ingredients with a cocktail muddler or the handle of a wooden spoon.
  2. Put ¼ cup (30 g) of the raspberries in each glass and fill three-quarters full with crushed ice. Top each glass with seltzer water, stir well, and finish with additional crushed ice and a sprig of fresh mint. Serve immediately with a straw.
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