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Tequila Mojitos

Prep time 10 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Stand Time time 2 hrs
Yield Makes 5 cups
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!

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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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