Tequila Mojito

You know how mint takes over the garden and becomes a weedy annoyance really quickly? Well, I got so tired of the mint spreading everywhere that I pulled it all up. My father seemed to think that I still really needed the mint (you never know when you may need it) so he brought some over in two large pots – big, but manageable when contained.

In honor of mint lovers everywhere I made a tequila mojito. Funny, even though I picked a good sized bunch from the plant it still looks full and bushy. Guess that means more mojitos and moroccan mint tea.

Makes 2 cocktails


4 oz. Silver Tequila (Patrón or Milagro is good)

1 lime, sliced

2 oz. simple syrup

club soda

small bunch of fresh mint leaves

superfine sugar for the rim

mint leaves for garnish

In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint leaves, lime, and simple syrup. Add a cup of crushed ice and the tequila. SHAKE, shake, shake the cocktail shaker and let it sit while you rim the glasses with sugar by rubbing a lime around the edge and dipping the glass in the fine sugar.

Strain the cocktail evenly between the two glasses and top with club soda. Use a cocktail spoon to gently stir. Add mint leaves for a garnish.



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