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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!

Rebecca Rather
Recipe by Southern Living June 2006

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
8 mins
stand:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 18 mins
Yield:
Makes 5 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Chef's Notes

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

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