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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!

Southern Living JUNE 2006

  • Yield: Makes 5 cups
  • Cook time:8 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 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.

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