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Tequila Mojitos

Tequila mojitos are refreshing and delicious departures from the usual margaritas! For parties, muddle the lime, mint and agave nectar ahead of time. That way all you have to do is measure the minted juice and tequila into an ice-filled glass and top with sparkling water. Makes one drink.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: #cocktails #Mojitos #tequila
Servings: 1 mojito

Ingredients

  • 1 packed tablespoon of fresh mint leaves , about 8, depending on size of leaves
  • 4 teaspoons organic agave nectar (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons 100% agave blanco or reposado tequila
  • About 1/4 cup sparkling water

Instructions

  • Using a muddler, a mortar and pestle, or the back of a wooden spoon, mash the mint leaves with the agave nectar and lime juice until the mint is well smashed. Strain. Fill a glass with ice. Add the strained minted juice and tequila, and then top off with sparkling water. Drop in a mint leaf; stir to blend. Garnish with lime and a mint leaf, if desired.

Notes

  • Traditionally, the mint is muddled with sugar and is not strained out.
  • I use the small Mexican limones, aka Key limes. If the larger Persian limes are all you have—no worries—squeeze them up.