Here is the ever-popular minty mojito and the limey margarita in one glass! This drink has all the makings of a margarita, plus a splash of club soda and mint. It's a light, refreshing take on two beloved classic cocktails.
Jennifer Gordon, Salud Lounge Chicago, IL
Reprinted from TEQUILA: A Guide to Types, Flights, Cocktails, and Bites by Joanne Weir. Photography by Lara Hata. Copyright © 2009. Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA.
10 to 12 fresh mint leaves
1 1/2 ounces blanco tequila
1 ounce agave nectar
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
Club soda, for topping
1 lime wedge, for garnish
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves. Add the tequila, agave nectar, lime juice, and plenty of ice and shake vigorously for 5 seconds. Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice and top it off with club soda. Garnish with the lime wedge.