Thursday, February 19, 2009

Mexican Mojito

I discovered this drink last June at a restaurant on the way home from vacationing in Destin, FL. A day I'll never forget......it's THAT good.


5-6 mint leaves, torn up
Half of one key lime (cut into 2 wedges) or 2 regular lime wedges
3/4 oz 1800 Silver Tequila
3/4 oz Cointreau
1 oz Sweet & Sour Mix (we use Mr. & Mrs. T)
1/2 oz Agave Nectar Syrup (I find this in my organic section at Publix)
2 oz club soda

In the glass you will be sipping from, place your torn mint leaves. Squeeze the juice from your limes into the glass & then drop limes in. Take a muddler or back of spoon & gently smash the mint & limes together. This will release the oils from the mint as well as the lime rind. Fill glass halfway with crushed ice.

In a cocktail shaker with ice (just to make the alcohol cold) add your tequila, cointreau, sour mix & agave. Be precise with your measurements. Shake well, strain ice & pour into glass. Top off with the club soda. Makes one approximate 8 oz drink. 


Quadrupling the recipe can give you (2) 16oz drinks. Your glass will look like this before topping off with club soda.



{My Thoughts}


Precision is important with a drink like this so you want to make sure you have the 3/4 oz & 1/2 0z measurements. We bought a jigger for this purpose. Make one drink first & then adjust to your tastes. As for the agave syrup, it can be pricey but it's worth it. It's popping up everywhere as an alternative to sugar. It's great when used in smoothies so it won't go to waste!

If you're making more than one drink at a time, just do it the same way but double up accordingly in the cocktail shaker & then pour into each glass. I just highly recommend muddling the lime & mint into the glass you will be sipping from. I also recommend topping that glass off with the club soda rather than mixing it with the other ingredients in the shaker.

81 comments:

Rachel said...

A girl after my own heart!!!! I love mojitos and this one looks fantastic!!!!

Sara said...

This sounds so good, I am a huge mojito fan, so I'm sure I'd love your version.

Tam said...

I have one RIGHT NOW...after all it is five o clock somewhere...RIGHT?

Kacey R. said...

Can you come over tonight and whoop some up? Puuuleeeez??? :D Looks fantastic!

Pat aka Posh said...

Yum! Bet that would be good on a hot summer day.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

My friend and I discovered those not too long ago too. Ummm sooo good.

Coco said...

Perfect for our upcoming warm weather in Texas!!!
Love your comment, "a day I will never forget"....HA!

Carrie said...

For my 30th bday, I had a Marg's & Mo's party. It was so much fun and I drank a LOT of Mojito's.

Yours sounds like it would be even tastier!! I think my recipe was just mint muddled with sugar, lime juice, club soda, and rum.

I think I'll be needing to make some of these again this summer. Yummmmmmmmmm

Michelle said...

Forget about how it tastes........it's just fun to say!

Pam said...

I just recently had my first mojito and it was love at first taste. I can't wait to try to make this drink.

Jen said...

Ooo, that looks really good. Reminds me of summer.

Debbie said...

That looks and sounds great. We used to go to Destin every fall - now we go to Seagrove.

Lindsey said...

Oh these looks so delish! I want one right now!

sassy stephanie said...

We had this cuban place by our old house with THE WORLD'S best (sorry, haven't had yours yet!0 Mojitorita. And, I know my rita. I seek out rita everywhere we go. I even visit a place in San Antonio every time I'm there JUST for their rita. Wonder if this is the same as my yummiest of yummy cuban version.

Woman Interrupted said...

Mojitos are so refreshing; reminds me of summer! I decided to grow mint last year especially for mojitos b/c its kind of expensive to buy at the grocery store. That plant is so hearty, even I, with my black thumb had so much I was giving it away all summer!

Baby Favorite said...

Can I just come to your house and have one?! It sounds so intimidating to make!

I *love* Mojitos.

Erin said...

This actually is my husbands favorite drink! He'll be so excited if I make this for him now!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I could go for one of those right now!

Scary Mommy said...

I have never met a mojito that I didn't love. I've never made them though, but will soon be trying this. YUM!

Life with Kaishon said...

I am going to get the supplies and make one for Gary this weekend. He just found out that he has to work Saturday and Sunday this week so he is very bummed, but I can whip up one of these for him on Sunday night before he starts the new work week again : ).

Pumpkin Delight said...

I LOVE the flavor of mojitos, a lot...but I just have such a hard time with the mint floating around. It's so pretty, but I don't like to eat green, floating things. :)

Mrs. D Lightful said...

You are so talented! That was such a SWEET Valentine's post, by the way!

Life, Love And Lola said...

It's Friday! Too bad it's not 5:00...Cuz I totally need one of these!

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

I have to say - my husband made one of these last weekend an I took a sip and I almost burned my mouth off and vomited!! I so can not drink!!

Aubrey said...

Oh. My. Gawwwwd!

This is one of my faves! I'm totally trying this recipe this week. That is, if I can find a muddler and jigger! LOL

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

I'll take that NOW!!! Our hot water heater busted this morning so we are waiting on a (weekend) plumber to get here--not a fun expense!!

Ally said...

Mojitos always signify the start of warmer weather for me, I'm excited to try this recipe! :)

Angela said...

Ooo, yummy!! This one's going on the list to try, too! I have not had a mojito before (I know, I'm deprived LOL!) so I look forward to trying this!

cat said...

Mojitos are all the rage now here and very popular. Just not my taste. Enjoy the rest of your B-day and greetings from Africa.

Elizabeth said...

That looks like a good recipe, I wish I were a fan of mojitos, but like the other commenter, I have an issue with the mint floating around, it creeps me out. I know, I'm weird. Oh well. Happy birthday to you and happy SITS day again! I enjoyed my visit to your blog!

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad Harry" said...

I'm not a cook or a drinker, but I'm going to check out your post on white chocolate Macadamia muffins and triple chocolate cake. I am a chocolate lover!
Congrats on your SITS day!

Pregosaur said...

YUM! This looks so good! Definitely on the drinks menu for next summer. :-)

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

So I was at a restaurant last summer and had a cocojito (basically the same thing as a regular Mojito but with coconut rum and syrup) it is way tasty!

Christina said...

These look beautiful!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

I had my first Mojito this summer. It was a watermelon mojito and was very interesting. I LOVE your blog!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Congrats on your SITS day and Happy Birthday! I'm so glad I found your recipe. I've tried making Mojito's and they tasted more like toothpaste than a cocktail. Can't wait to try this.

The Mommyologist said...

Will have to try this one to. What a great blog! Love it!

Holyoke Home said...

You said muddler.

I'm IN!

Sandy said...

A sweet refreshing drink....if you like mint! Great instructions, you didn't spare the details.

Julie Dana, The Home Stylist said...

Sounds totally refreshing. Rock On!

Small Sprouts said...

Happy Sits day! Sounds very refreshing!

La Belle Mere UK said...

Ooooh, mojitos are perfect in the summer! Very refreshing.

Happy SITS day!

LBM xxx

glenna said...

I had a patch of fresh mint growing in my herb garden. This would have been a great way to use a few leaves of mint.

Mighty M said...

I love mojitos, especially the ones with a little sweet and sour. I like the extra sweetness!

Kim said...

@cheapchichome. Muddler?! Well, you learn something new everyday. I think I'll stick to ordering these... Fantastic job!
Happy SITS day!

Lynn said...

Oh man I wish I was a drinker because I know I would love this one! I'm such a pathetic lightweight that not too long ago I finally hung up my drinking belt in order to preserve my family name ;o)

Any tips on building up my resistance?

My best, Lynn
Happy SITS day!

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

MMMMMMM! May have to try this one for a party we have next week.
:)

Mary said...

LOVE mojitos but I just like to use fresh lime and just plain ole simple syrup because I'm cheap! Plus it simplifies things - try it sometime! You're right though, once you start drinking these you tend to want them several times in a row before you "move on" to something else. My memories of mojitos are of Miami and Key West - but Destin is one of my FAVORITE places to go in all of Florida too.

Hope you had a wonderful SITS Feature Day.

Lindsay Rudolph said...

I am generally a wine drinker, but when I want a cocktail...Mojitos are in my top 3! These look like a great version. Thanks!

Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

I have been looking for a good mojito recipe and this one looks so yummy. Aren't they the best because they are sweet and refreshing?

Ali said...

Yum--I like sweet, fruity drinks:)

Insanitykim said...

Oh now, this is fantasticness...I can tell we have similar pallets, but, I am like, 109% sure yours is more sophisticated than mine!

But again Happys SITS AAAAND BIRTHDAY!!! Will enjoy checking out your blog for great recipes, especially with the holidays coming! Cheers!!!

Rook No. 17 said...

Mmmm...sounds good! I'm going to have to share this one with all my mojito lovin' girlfriends! Thanks! Happy SITS day!

Jenn

Sam said...

Beautisimo!

Keri

sweetjeanette said...

Congrats on being today's featured blogger. Dropping by from SITS.

sweetjeanette.blogspot.com

ByDSea said...

Again this sounds fantastic, gonna have to try it straight away!
Cheers,
C

drala625 said...

Sounds yummy.

Cristina said...

Happy SITS day! Congrats on your day.

I love mojitos! The problem with mojitos is that they turn into me wanting a caipiroska! Those are SLAMMIN! In case you've never heard of what is, here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caipiroska

but the original is a Caipirinha and the link to that is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caipirinha

Delicious, delicious brazilian drinks!!!! Enjoy and congrats again!!!

Cristina

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

Can't wait to try this. Thanks for the recipe. I know I will be back often. Have a terrific Birthday.

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

Looks like a fun one! Enjoy your day in the SITS spotlight & Happy Birthday too!

Allyson said...

niiice :) i want one!!

happy SITS day!

Monique-aka-Surferwife23 said...

Interesting! I would have never thought to sub rum for tequila! I will be trying this one soon!

thishumanscondition said...

Mojitos, mo' problems... ;-)

shortmama said...

Mojitos....so good. And the agave syrup makes all the difference...great in margaritas too!

Cairo Typ0 said...

My husband loves mojitos. We'll def have to try this out. :))

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Mmmm, mojitos with tequila! What a great idea!

Alex aka Ma, What's for Dinner
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Mmmm, mojitos with tequila! What a great idea!

Alex aka Ma, What's for Dinner
www.MaWhats4Dinner.com

Melissa said...

YUMMY! Mojitos are my favorite so I'll be sure to try this one =) Happy SITS day!

Rebecca said...

It's almost like a margarita-mojito - sounds yummy!

Allison aka Scooty's Mom said...

I've never been a big fan of Mojitos but adding the Tequila might just change my mind. Sounds tasty!!

Annie@A View On Design said...

these are amazing recipies - will def try them for friends, I don't drink - hmmm... oh well!

(sits)

Yaya said...

Mmmmm!

Tasha - Bellazizas Favorite Things said...

This one looks SO tasty!
Congrats on your SITS day!

Post-Modern Jen said...

Mojito is my fav-o-rito.

Cheryl said...

Yum-mo!

The Dapper Darling said...

This looks sooooo good!

The Dapper Darling said...

This looks sooooo good!

Marie said...

I love Mojitos but I can't handle Mexican Mojitos due to the tequila, I had to stop that stuff years ago, ha!

AmericanTribal said...

I loooove Mojitos. Thanks for the recipe! :)

Unknown Mami said...

Mojitos are pretty darn refreshing.

Anonymous said...

mentioned many people payment their funds when they're due and while not bank charges
A number one credit card debt charitable trust desires the volume of many people looking toward these individuals for the purpose of assistance finished fast cash advance bills to be able to 2x this approach. unsecured debt charitable suggests available purchase any short-run, big benefit lending options this coming year. This charitable affirms several years ago the sheer number of prospects with them was trivial.
chwilówki umowa
tutaj
pożyczki jeremie szczecin
o nas
kredyty bez bik

http://szybkapozyczkaonline.com.pl
http://szybkapozyczka24.info.pl
http://szybkapozyczka24.info.pl