Mexican Mojito
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Mexican Mojito
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The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that is traditionally made with white rum. In nearby Mexico the local alcohol, tequila blanco, is substituted. The Mojito is a classic Cuban cocktail that is traditionally made with white rum. In nearby Mexico the local alcohol, tequila blanco, is substituted.
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Base ingredient
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Tequila
Garnish
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Lime, mint
Alcohol content
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15.38% | 1.2 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Mexican Mojito

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the mint leaves with sugar and lime juice
Add a splash of soda water and fill the glass with cracked ice
Pour the tequila blanco, top with soda water and stir
Garnish with mint leaves and a lime wedge and serve with straw

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Muddle  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

How do you properly muddle the mint leaves for a Mexican Mojito?

To properly muddle the mint leaves for a Mexican Mojito, place the mint leaves and sugar in the bottom of a highball glass. Use a muddler or the back end of a spoon to gently press the mint leaves against the glass. The goal is to bruise the leaves to release their oils, not to completely crush them. This process helps infuse the mint flavor into the cocktail.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the sugar with another sweetener in a Mexican Mojito?

Yes, you can substitute the sugar in a Mexican Mojito with another sweetener. Agave syrup is a popular choice, especially given the Mexican origin of the cocktail, and it complements the tequila well. Start with a small amount and adjust according to taste. Honey or simple syrup are also good alternatives.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve a Mexican Mojito to enhance its flavors?

The best way to serve a Mexican Mojito is in a highball glass filled with ice. After muddling the mint leaves and sugar, add the lime juice and tequila, then stir. Fill the glass with ice, top off with a dash of soda water, and give it a final stir. Garnishing with a sprig of fresh mint and a lime wedge not only enhances its flavors but also its visual appeal.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Mexican Mojito compare to a traditional Mojito?

The alcohol content of a Mexican Mojito and a traditional Mojito can vary depending on the proportions of ingredients used, but generally, they are similar. Both drinks typically have an alcohol content around 10-15% ABV. The main difference lies in the type of alcohol used; a Mexican Mojito uses tequila while a traditional Mojito uses rum.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some popular ways to customize a Mexican Mojito?

Popular customizations for a Mexican Mojito include adding fruit purees or slices, such as strawberry, mango, or pineapple, for a fruity twist. Spicy versions can be created by adding a slice of jalapeño or a dash of chili powder. For a sweeter version, experiment with flavored syrups like raspberry or vanilla. Additionally, swapping soda water for ginger beer adds a spicy, effervescent twist.

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