Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins
The mojito is so sexy and light that it would be a shame not to adapt the Cuban original to the Mexican model. The typical mojito is made with white rum, but a smooth white tequila works perfectly with the wisp of mint and sweetness. Tequila is a more versatile mixer than one might think, especially in drinks that already lean to the tart and citrusy. A very quick drink to make—and drink.—Deborah Schneider
- 3 mint sprigs
- 3 lime wedges
- 3 teaspoons sugar
- 6 ounces ice cubes
- 1 1⁄2 ounces agave white tequila
- 2 ounces soda water or 2 ounces sparkling water
- 1 ounce carbonated lemon-lime beverage
- lime wheel and mint sprig
- In a mixing glass or shaker, muddle the mint sprigs, lime, and sugar.
- Add the ice and tequila. Cap tightly, shake vigorously, and pour into a 12-ounce glass. Top the glass with soda water and top that with the lemon-lime soda. Garnish with a sprig of mint and a lime wheel.