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Mojito

Mojito

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The mojito was Ernest Hemingway’s favorite drink. The legend has it that if was originally invented in the 1500s by Sir Francis Drake. Drake landed in Havana to raid the city of its gold. Drake and his crew were suffering from dysentery and scurvy. The local South American Indians medicine consisted of, mint leaves, lime juice and the juice of sugar canes. From there those ingredienses the drink was made, and for a long time a cocktail named “El Draque” was popular in Cuba.

Today we know it as Mojito, and is one of our favorite summer drinks. Enjoyed best in the sunshine and preffable on a beach!

You need

  • A mordler
  • A long glass
  • 5 cl white rum
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • A handful mint leaves (around 10 leaves)
  • 1 lime
  • Soda water

How to make it

  1. Cut the lime in wedges
  2. Put the lime wedges in a glass, add the sugar and muddle to release the lime juice.
  3. Add the mint leaves and muddle gently to release the flavor and aroma.
  4. Fill half of the glass with ice and add the rum. Stir it untill the sugar is dissolved.
  5. Top it up with soda water and garnish with mint leaves.

Enjoy and Cheers!

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So many Calories are in your Favorite Drinks

Are there calories in drinks?

Calories in your Favorite Drinks

So many Calories are in your Favorite Drinks

Are there calories in drinks? Yes, it is no secret that alcohol contains some calories. It’s also no secret that if you want to start a slightly healthier lifestyle, you have to check up on alcohol. However, how many calories alcoholic drinks contain is a big difference.

See the Drinks:

Below you will find a list of the calorie content of popular beverages, so you can control how many calories you pour into the lie of the weekend.

  • Beer 4,4% alcohol, 11 oz (A can of beer) about 125 cal.
  • Red wine, 3.3 oz (100 ml) about 75 cal.
  • White wine, 3.3 oz (100 ml) about 80 cal.
  • Rosé wine, 3.3 oz (100 ml) about 73 cal.
  • Gin, 2 cl, 52 cal.
  • Whisky, 2 cl, 50 cal.
  • Rum, 2 cl, 55 cal.
  • Vodka 2 cl, 46 cal.
  • Cider, 3.3 oz (100 ml) about 49 cal.

In soda, there are about 40 calories per day. 100 ml (in tonic water about 37 cal. And in Red Bull about 45 cal.). A drink with 2 cl. alcohol and 200 ml of soda thus contain between 126 – 135 cal.

There are no calories in light soda, so it may be a good idea to choose light if you would like to save on the calories and do not have an artificial sweetener problem. If you want a healthier lifestyle, this is your go-to drink.

Popular drinks

The slightly more advanced drinks contain more calories, so a good trick is to think simple when ordering. But remember to enjoy a good, delicious cocktail once in a while – balance is a big part of your new healthy lifestyle.

  • Irish Coffee (Whisky, Coffee, Brown sugar, Whipped cream) about 226 cal.
  • Strawberry daiquiri (Rum, Frozen strawberries, Roses lime, Strawberry syrup) about 145 cal.
  • White russian (Vodka, Kahlúa, Whole milk) about 297 cal.
  • Mojito (Rum, Lime, Mint, Cane Sugar, Mineral water) about 212 cal.
  • Margarit (Tequila, Cointreau, Lime juice) about 225 cal.

What you need to fire it off and drink, and you really want to stick to your healthy lifestyle, it doesn’t really matter when it comes to just one item. But if you need a little shit, you can quickly consume over 1000 calories in a few hours. Because, as you have just seen, there are just a lot of calories in drinks. Therefore, it is worth thinking about it with the balance. Drink a few of your favorite drinks that may have slightly more calories and supplement with drinks with slightly fewer calories.

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