Lemon Mojito Margaritas

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How do you feel about cocktails?  Do you like them?

 

I like them.  Quite a lot.  I look forward to going out to dinner for the cocktails, not just the food.  I always check the drink menu online before going somewhere new.  Mixed drinks make me happy.  And not just because they have alcohol in them.  

 

There’s something about a perfect cocktail with a meal that just heightens the whole experience.  When you mix high quality alcohol with fresh ingredients, something magical happens.  I’m pretty picky about my drinks.  I like something unique, but I’ll also go back to the classics. Like Margarita’s, Sangria and Mojito’s.  I order Mojito’s a lot.  It’s probably my favorite drink.  Mint is amazing in a mixed drink.  It’s such a perfect ingredient.  It’s pretty and flavorful.  I decided to make a twist on the classic Mojito that I normally drink last night.  I had take out from my favorite local Thai restaurant, Thai Noodles, and I needed a fabulous cocktail to go along with it.  I had tequila, but no rum, so I decided to combine the Mojito and Margarita.  Here’s how it happened:

Ingredients

First I got everything together.  Including a curious dog.

Lemon_juice

Next I juiced my lemons.  And some agave nectar for sweetness.

Mint

In goes the mint leaves(look, that’s pineapple mint, from my garden!) and you muddle it up until it’s good and minty.

Salt

Salt up that glass.  Or sugar it, come to think of it, I might like a sugared glass better then salted.

Curry

Bring your delicious Thai food outside, it’s a gorgeous night and you needs to be eating outdoors.

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Tequila and club soda meet your lemon juice and muddled mint.  Then they get a pretty little garnish of more lemon and mint.  Drink it up.

 

Lemon Mojito Margarita’s

 

Ingredients

 

2 ounces high quality tequila

Juice of 1 lemon

2 teaspoons agave nectar

2 sprigs of mint

Club soda

 

Directions

 

1.  Juice lemon.  Using either a mortar and pestle or a martini shaker, Mix tequila, lemon juice, agave nectar and mint leaves.  Pour into a glass.  Top with club soda.

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