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
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.