I quadrulpled this recipe for a party with 15 women and only had a little bit left (many guests drank wine instead). I used rum instead of tequila. I followed the recipe for the first batch but we found it a bit sweet, so replaced the Sprite with San Pelegrino in the second batch -- liked it much better. The syrup is really minty which is nice. There is very little alcohol, so people felt they could drink as much as they wanted.
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!
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Stand Time: 2 Hours
- 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
- 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.
The simple syrup needed for this beverage may be made up to 1 week ahead and stored in the refrigerator.
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