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Tequila Lime Mojitarita Cocktail

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A cool, refreshing tequila lime mojitarita cocktail is the love child of a mojito and a margarita! 

Refreshing Tequila Lime Mojitarita Cocktails

The best time to make a tequila lime mojitarita is:

  • When you’re craving a cold, refreshing adult drink.
  • When you can’t decide between indulging in a rum-based mojito, with its tangy taste of lime and intense aroma of fresh mint, or drinking a classic margarita — also nice and full of lime flavor, only made with tequila.

Enter the mojitarita,.

If you haven’t already guessed, it is a blend of two of the best summery cocktails, especially those mixed with tequila and lime juice:

A margarita.

and

A mojito.

What do those two thirst-quenching drinks have in common?

Well for one, both cocktails contain lots of fresh lime juice, which seems to add a magical refreshing quality to drinks like no other citrus can.

Tequila Lime Mojitarita Cocktail

A perfectly made margarita or mojito should make your mouth water in anticipation of the shock of the tart lime.

But it should also be just sweet enough to balance out the acidity.

This drink recipe is sweetened with plain granulated sugar and is barely sweet, which is my preference.

However, it’s your drink! So taste and add more or less according to how you like it.

To get the most of the mint flavor in a mojito, fresh mint is muddled, or smashed to juicy bits, before mixing the drink and pouring into an old-fashioned rocks glass.

But instead of muddling, this concoction is shaken instead.

The friction from mixing in a cocktail shaker bruises the mint leaves just enough to add flavor.

The ice in the shaker makes the drink s-u-p-e-r cold while diluting it just a bit for extra drinkability.

 Tequila Lime Mojitarita Cocktails with Fresh Mint

How to Make a tequila lime mojitarita:

  • Get a simple cocktail shaker (or beg or borrow one) — you don’t need a fancy one.
  • If you’ve ever watched a skilled bartender in action you know there’s an art to shaking a cocktail. But still, anyone can do it and make a delicious drink. Be sure to shake vigorously to dissolve the sugar and bruise the mint for the best flavor.
  • Squeeze your own fresh lime juice —  please don’t even think of using bottled stuff. It’s easy to juice citrus with a handheld citrus juicer or reamer. Unfortunately, limes are notoriously inconsistent in their juiciness, but in general, count on at least one tablespoon juice per lime.
  • Crushed ice is ideal for filling the shaker (some refrigerators with a dispenser give you the option).

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Tequila Lime Mojitarita

Tequila Lime Mojitarita Cocktail

Karen Tedesco
The perfect tequila-lime cocktail — a combo margarita and mojito in one drink, with fresh lime and mint. Cool and refreshing!
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4.55 from 170 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Drinks and Cocktails
Cuisine cocktails
Servings 4 drinks

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons (30 g) granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces (250 ml) silver tequila
  • Cold soda water or sparkling water
  • 1 lime, sliced into thin wheels

Instructions 

Mix 2 drinks at a time:
  • Tear the mint leaves into pieces and put 1/2 cup into a cocktail shaker with 1/4 cup lime juice, 1 tablespoon sugar, and 4 ounces tequila. Add crushed ice and shake well.
  • Strain over ice into high ball glasses and top off with soda water. Garnish with mint leaves and lime slices.
  • Empty the shaker and repeat the steps to make the remaining 2 drinks.

Notes

  • If you don’t have a jumbo-sized cocktail shaker that exceeds 24-ounce capacity, make the drinks in two batches. Rinse out the shaker in between drinks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 175kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 493IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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10 Comments

  1. My sister in law was a bartender for many years in the best places on the peninsula Washington state. She told me never ever muddle mint. Other than that and no sugar I’m trying this. Using replacement sweetener.

  2. 5 stars
    It is Sunday afternoon over here and a bit too late for coctails ……. BUT next week end lasts for three days; just enough to recover al right 🙂 Thank you !

  3. Fitoru Keto Support says:

    5 stars
    We made this the other day when my friends came over and it was really so good! Thanks a lot for sharing this!

  4. 5 stars
    Inspired by this recipe. Look so fresh and could detox. Thank you much for this post!

  5. 5 stars
    Great recipe. Quick and easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing!!

  6. Mmmm cocktail time!! I’ll drink this year round so it always feels like summer hehehe

  7. I don’t like my cocktails too sweet, so I did two shots tequila (3 oz) and 1 shot of triple sec for sweetener. Topped off with a sugar lined rim and it was perfection.

  8. Lisa Groener says:

    I don’t like my cocktails too sweet, so I did two shots tequila (3 oz) and 1 shot of triple sec for sweetener. Topped off with a sugar lined rim and it was perfection.

  9. I love margaritas and I love mojitos. Combining the two is genius! The recipe is so delicious and so easy!!!