Ginger Beer Mojito: Just 125 Calories!

It’s officially summer. Well, maybe not on the calendar for another few weeks, but as we kick off the Memorial Day weekend, the summer attitude has descended.

I am not a beer drinker, although I wish I were. And ginger beer, just like root beer, is simply a soda. I adore summer cocktails but I don’t like all the calories that come from some of my favorites. This Ginger Beer Mojito hits the spot for just 125 calories!


This is all you need to be on your way to a simple and tasty, low calorie summer cocktail!

Happy summer!


For 3 Ginger Beer Mojitos:


  • 30 mint leaves (or more, or less … you decide, but I find 10-15 per drink is perfect)
  • 4.5 ounces silver rum
  • 12 ounces ginger beer (photo shows Reed’s Extra Ginger, but I prefer The Ginger People Ginger Beer. For store locations, click here.)
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (approx the juice of 3 juicy limes, hand squeezed)
  • Ice cubes
  • Extra ginger if you prefer



  • Muddle together mint with the lime juice (for non-purists, you can use a quick tap on the blender if you don’t have have a mortar and pestle or muddler. But, it’s not quite as good.)
  • Once fully muddled, divide the mint-lime mixture between three glasses.
  • Add ice cubes and then pour 1.5 ounces of rum into each glass.
  • Add 4 ounces of ginger beer into each glass (that’s one full bottle of a 12 oz. ginger beer, divided into 3 parts)
  • If you would like to add more ginger, like I do, my short cut is a squeeze of Gourmet Gardens pureed ginger; stir to blend.
  • Garnish with an extra slice of lime and some more mint.
  • Cheers to summer!