Thanks to its expert use of muddled mint, the mojito could quite possibly be the most refreshing summer drink ever. Unfortunately, restaurant versions could cost you a few hundred calories. Bethenny's, at just 150, really hits the spot! Calories: 150 Try this drink: Mint Mojito
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Yunhee Kim

Mint is a seriously underused herb. It's so easy to shred a few leaves to mix into coleslaw, top a melon and feta salad, or mash into hummus. But you can do so much more than cook with it!

You know that feeling of minty fresh breath right after brushing your teeth? Mimic that cool flavor with a Mojito! The secret is in the muddling.

Never muddled before? Not sure what that means exactly? No prob! You can use a mortar and pestle or a small bowl and long spoon. In this recipe (thanks Bethenny Frankel!) you muddle both lime and mint, but the basic idea is to crush the herb until it's broken apart and oh-so fragrant! Mmmm...

Thirsty? We thought so. Now get to it.
Try this recipe: A Skinnygirl's Mojito