A good mojito can change everything, amIright? All that fresh mint and lime! Yum! But I’ve been on a tequila kick lately and decided to test out the same flavors but switch things up a little. The Patron Mojito Recipe is a great easy cocktail idea full of flavor and delicious to sip on! *I was sent a bottle of Patron Silver Tequila to use for this post. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own. My opinion is that I really enjoy tequila. Not in an over-indulgey kind of way. More of a connoiseur-y way.
I think it’s funny that when you order a mojito in a bar the bartender rolls his eyes. I mean, I get it. It takes a minute to make a great one. You’ve got to muddle the heck out of the lime and mint. And when you are making a bunch of drinks, this definitely slows you down.
Making a tequila mojito at home is totally different. You’re probably relaxed and have all the time in the world to craft this simple cocktail recipe. I felt really bad using Patron in a mixed drink. It is so good on its own. This is not a tequila that needs other things to mask how it really tastes. This should have been used for straight up shots but well, we’re ladies (most of the time) and shots, during the day, would have been uncivilized.A mojito is super simple to make and uses fresh mint and lime which are two of my favorite flavors ever. And club soda. I LOVE club soda. You will often find me drinking a virgin mojito during the summer months. I find it so refreshing. But you have to use club soda in a mojito. Never lemon lime soda. Don’t be a hillbilly.
MMMmmmm, I can almost smell the fresh lime and mint through the screen. Muddling really helps to release the juice and oils so the drink is flavorful. If you don’t have a muddler you could try using the back of the spoon. But you really should get yourself a muddler.
There it is in all its glory. The Patron mojito. It is a classic flavor combination but with the tequila undertones. Yum. Refreshing. Perfect for summer nights. Of course, if you have people over and they prefer rum in theirs, its cool. You can just “unfriend” them after they go home.
A delicious Tequila twist on a classic mojito.
- 1 1/2 oz Patron Silver
- 1 cut lime
- 1 oz simple syrup if you like that sort of thing
- Club Soda
- 6-8 fresh mint leaves
- Lime wedge for garnish
In a tall glass, muddle mint leaves, lime and simple syrup (if using).
Add a cup of ice, Patron Silver and top with club soda.
Garnish with lime wedge.
Recipe via Patron: http://patrontequila.com/drinks/search?q=mojito