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Tequila Mojito

This Tequila Mojito has light citrus flavor with a hint of mint. The perfect refreshing cocktail recipe.

Mint Mojito with Tequila

You all know I love myself a good cocktail. On a recent date night, rare but they do happen, my husband ordered me this amazing version of a mojito.

Instead of the typical rum version this one was loaded with tequila! I should probably mention that tequila is my knew go-to. It is crazy delicious and packs a punch. This light weight doesn’t need too many shots for her to be nice and cozy.

It was the perfect drink to compliment our spicy meal. I fell in love instantly and knew we needed to add it to our cocktail menu. It is the perfect easy drink recipe for anyone just starting out in the “at home bartender” biz.

Check out some of the great info below. I put together a killer resource just for you. I’ll walk you through mojito ingredients, the best alcohol to use in a mojito recipe, AND how to make this killer tequila mojito recipe!

Mojito Recipe Made with Tequila 

How to make a tequila mojito

What is a mojito?

A Mojito is a a cocktail made with white rum, lime juice, sugar, mint, ice, and sparkling water or club soda. The combination of sweetness, citrus, and refreshing mint makes this the perfect summer drink. It is definitely my favorite cocktail recipe and one of the easier to prepare.

Homemade mint lime cocktail syrup

How to make a mint infused simple syrup for mojitos:

One of the main ingredients in a mojito is simple syrup. Cooking equal parts sugar and water gives you the perfect addition to add a little sweetness to your drink. We are going to add a few more ingredients to give this syrup a punch of flavor!

  1. Start by boiling 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 cup of water until boiling and the sugar is completely dissolved. If you do not cook it long enough you will get tiny bits of gritty sugar in your drink and that is no good.
  2. Remove the mixture from the burner and immediately stir in the zest of one lime with 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves. Stir and let sit until it reaches room temperature.
  3. Strain the mixture into a mason jar or jar with lid. Refrigerate until you are ready to use.

What kind of liquor do you use in a mojito?

A classic mojito will be made with a clear rum. However, you can easily substitute vodka, gin, and even tequila! Today we will walk you through the steps on how to make a tequila mojito cocktail.

Tequila Mojitos with sliced lime and fresh mint

How to make a tequila mojito:

For the mint lime syrup:

  1. Boil 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar until fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in your lime zest with the 1/4 cup mint leaves. Cool to room temperature, strain, and refrigerate.

Assembling your drink:

  1. When ready to serve, place 2 mint leaves into the bottom of a cocktail glass. Squeeze 1 lime wedge into your glass and muddle with the back of a spoon.

  2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of your mint lime syrup.

  3. Top with ice, 1 shot of tequila, and club soda. Stir and enjoy.

Tequila Mojito recipe with sliced lime and fresh mint

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Tequila Mojito

Tequila Mojito

Yield: 10 drinks
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Tequila Mojito has light citrus flavor with a hint of mint. The perfect refreshing cocktail recipe.

Ingredients

For the mint lime syrup:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, divided

Assembling your drink:

  • 1-2 limes, cut into wedges
  • good quality tequila such as Patron Silver
  • ice
  • club soda

Instructions

For the mint lime syrup:

  1. Boil 1 cup of water with 1 cup of sugar until fully dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in your lime zest with the 1/4 cup mint leaves. Cool to room temperature, strain, and refrigerate.

Assembling your drink:

  1. When ready to serve, place 2 mint leaves into the bottom of a cocktail glass. Squeeze 1 lime wedge into your glass and muddle with the back of a spoon.
  2. Stir in 2 tablespoons of your mint lime syrup.
  3. Top with ice, 1 shot of tequila, and club soda. Stir and enjoy.

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