Tequila Mojitos


  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup fresh mint sprigs
  • 2 cups lemon-lime soft drink, chilled 
  • 1 cup fresh lime juice 
  • 1/2 cup tequila 
  • Garnish: fresh mint sprigs, lime slices


  1. 1. Bring 1 cup water and sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan. Boil, stirring often, until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat; add mint sprigs, and let stand 2 hours or until mixture is completely cool.
  2. 2. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer into a pitcher, discarding mint. Stir in lemon-lime soft drink, lime juice, and tequila. Serve over ice. Garnish, if desired.
The simple syrup needed for this beverage may be made up to 1 week ahead and stored in the refrigerator.