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.
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.