Tequila Mojitos

Spiff up the classic mojito by substituting tequila for rum in this guaranteed crowd-pleaser. Our online reviewers had one unanimous note: Double the recipe!

Yield:

Makes 5 cups

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Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 8 Minutes
Stand Time: 2 Hours

Ingredients

1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup fresh mint sprigs
2 cups lemon-lime soft drink, chilled
1 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup tequila
Garnish: fresh mint sprigs, lime slices

Preparation

1. Bring 1 cup water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil, stirring often, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add mint sprigs, and let stand 2 hours or until mixture is completely cool.

2. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding mint. Stir in lemon-lime soft drink, lime juice, and tequila. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.

Note:

The simple syrup needed for this beverage may be made up to 1 week ahead and stored in the refrigerator.

Rebecca Rather,

June 2006