Tequila Mojito

Tequila Mojito by virginiasweetpea.com

Every now and then I like to enjoy a good cocktail.  Years ago I found a recipe for a Tequila Mojito and have made this cocktail at least once every summer ever since.  The key to making a great Tequila Mojito is having fresh mint.  Two pots of mint have grown on my deck for years and years.  I learned from my mom that mint must be grown in a pot or it will spread all over.  Mint must not care if it is divided or if it gets fresh soil, as this pair has grown in the same spot with no care other than water for at least ten years.

Mint growing on my deck

 

A Tequila Mojito starts with making a mint syrup.  Sugar and water are brought to a boil, the heat is turned off,  and fresh mint is added.  The mixture stands for two hours and then is strained.  The mint syrup can be made up to a week in advance and should be stored in the refrigerator.

Mint Syrup

 

Lime juice, Sprite (I use Sprite Zero), and tequila are mixed with the mint syrup to make a most delicious pitcher of Tequila Mojitos.  Fill a glass with ice, pour in the drink, and garnish with a mint sprig.

Tequila Mojito by virginiasweetpea.com

 

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Tequila Mojito
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 cup fresh mint
  • 2 cups Sprite (I use Sprite Zero)
  • 1 cup lime juice (I use bottled)
  • ½ cup tequila
Instructions
  1. Bring water and sugar to a boil. Stir often until the sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add mint; let stand 2 hours.
  2. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding mint.
  3. Stir in Sprite, lime juice, and tequila.
  4. Serve over ice and garnish with a mint sprig.

 

Now doesn’t this look tasty?

Tequila Mojito - Summer Cocktail

 

I recently relaxed on my patio and enjoyed a Tequila Mojito as the sun went down.

Enjoying a Tequila Mojito

 

If you have friends over, you may want to make a double batch.  One easily leads to another and before you know it, the pitcher is empty.  Cheers!

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Comments

  1. One of our favourite drinks!!

  2. This sounds delicious! I love Mojitos.

  3. Hello Ms. Paula. Sharing this post over on my fb page today! Will have to try as soon as this baby is born. :)

  4. Well doesn’t this look tasty after a hot summer day! I am also impressed and surprised that you have been growing the same mint in the same two pots for years. They definitely are a hardy low maintenance plant to grow. I am going to try growing it in pots too but I am not sure it will work because our winters are pretty cold.

  5. Yummy!!
    I have not been a big Mojitos girl but this looks so wonderful…
    I am going to try making them this weekend!! Pinning :)

  6. I grew mint this year just for this very purpose but have yet to make a mojito! I think the time has come. Love how you create a mint simple syrup instead of muddling the mint in the glass. (There’s nothing like mint in your teeth to ruin a good mojito buzz!) ;)

  7. Looks delish Paula! Thank you. I am making this for sure.

  8. Sounds so good Paula. I’ll have to try this out and grow some mint…in a pot of course. Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    K.

  9. This sounds fantastic, Paula. I cannot wait to try it out.

  10. Paula,

    I have a ton of mint in my garden and love mojitos and tequila but never thought about putting them together. Thanks for giving this great idea. Tonight!
    Have a great weekend,
    Patti

    • Sweet Pea says:

      I stored this mixture in my refrigerator for two weeks to slowly enjoy it. It wasn’t fizzy at the end of two weeks, but still good. I hope you enjoy it!

      Paula

  11. Cheers! That looks very refreshing. I found you through the Creativity Unleashed link party & I’m glad I did :) I feel like your cocktail and my dinner would go great together! I’d love it if you stopped by my blog sometime. Hope you have a fun weekend ahead of you!

  12. Looks so good! Thanks for sharing at #inspirationmonday :)
    Debbie

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