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Labor Day is coming, and it's time for a little end-of-summer fun in the sun as a last "hoorah" before the colder weather hits. Sure, the colder weather doesn't really strike us here in Miami, but the long Labor Day weekend sure is a fantastic time to celebrate (whether it really feels like the "end" of summer here or not)!
I decided to come up with a mocktail (that could easily be turned into a cocktail for those who enjoy a good cocktail) that's a fun take on a popular drink nowadays - the Mojito. I loooove me some mint. I'm also a gigantic blueberry fan. Pairing the two together, all the yeses! Of course, I wanted to make it without adding sugar, so I created it using a simple syrup with Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener.
Blueberry Mojito Mocktail 6-8 mint leaves
¾ cup blueberries slightly muddled
2 ounces of lime juice
2 ounces of simple syrup made with Splenda®
Splash of club soda
Splenda® Simple Syrup
2 cups water
½ cup Splenda® No Calorie Sweetener
½ cup Splenda® Sugar Blend
⅛ tsp. vanilla extract
Instructions for simple syrup:
Blend all ingredients in a medium sized sauce pot.
Bring to a simmer then refrigerate.
Instructions for mocktail:
Muddle everything together over ice; serve!
This mocktail is fun and easy to create, you could even create a mocktail station, filled with fresh mint, blueberries, other fruits (say, strawberries and raspberries, perhaps?), along with a variety of other fun ingredients your guests could swap in like we swapped in Splenda® for sugar.
Tips for Cooking & Baking with SPLENDA® Sweetener Products
You can use SPLENDA® Sweetener Products for all kinds of cooking and baking, but especially when used to sweeten in recipes. Just make sure to follow the conversion instructions, as it does not always convert cup-for-cup for sugar. It works really well with citrus to enhance the flavors and does a great job in baked goods like cookies and cakes!
SPLENDA® has a ton of Sweet Swaps to help people like me figure out ways to reduce regular sugar in their diets, you can check out a ton of Sweet Swap ideas here.
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