Mojito Margarita – The perfect combination of two of your favorite cocktails! This is a blend of a classic mojito and a classic margarita for a delicious and refreshing Mojito-rita!
I first had this drink at a local Mexican restaurant. They call it a Mojiot-rita and it is absolutely delicious! I love a Classic Margarita and order it often when at Mexican restaurants. But I also love a good Mojito, so when I saw it on the menu, I knew I had to try it. And I was not disappointed one bit! I knew I was going to be making it at home regularly.
Is a Mojito a Margarita
Normally the answer is no. A mojito is traditionally made with rum. A margarita is made with tequila. The different alcohols definitely give them different flavors. Margaritas also don’t have fresh mint in them. But this time we are switching it up. Both drinks involve lime juice and simple syrup, but after that we are just mixing and matching parts of each drink to come up with this version. If you like both cocktails, you will definitely be a fan of this twist.
What Do You Need to Make a Mojito Margarita
The ingredients are pretty simple, which is part of the reason that I love this recipe!
- Lime Juice
- Simple Syrup
- Fresh Mint
- Club Soda
Just like with the traditional Mojito, the right amount of mint can make or break the recipe. You want enough you can taste it, but not so much that you can’t drink it through a straw or it ends up tasting like grass. If you are making 1 drink I like to use 4-5 leaves at a time. If you are making enough for a pitcher I usually use the whole package of mint or a big handful.
The amount of simple syrup is also up to you to play around with. I like my drinks a little bit on the sweeter side, so I tend to use just a little more than the average person. If you like them tart, you can start with a little less and adjust to your taste. And trust me that this is the time to start squeezing those limes. Cocktails taste so much better when you use fresh lime juice instead of the bottled stuff.
How to Make A Mojito Margarita
I have instructions for both a single glass as well as a pitcher in the instructions, but the method is the same regardless.
- Muddle the mint – Combine the lime juice with the mint leaves in a cocktail shaker or even just the glass you are serving it in. Use a muddler if you have one, or the back of a wooden spoon to squish the mint leaves to help them release your flavors. You want to really work the mint, but be careful not to break them into a bunch of little pieces.
- Ice – Add plenty of ice to your shaker, you want your mojito to be very cold! Also mix in the tequila and simple syrup.
- Shake – Put the top on the shaker and shake well with the ice until it is very cold. Usually about 15-20 seconds is what you want to do. If you are just using a glass, just stir it well.
- Pour – Fill a tall glass with ice and pour mojito into the glass. Top with just a little club soda and garnish with lime and mint and serve.
If you are planning taco night or a Cinco de Mayo party or anything in between, this is such a refreshing and delicious cocktail to add to the mix. It is not traditional, but trust me it is delicious! It may prompt you to start growing mint in your garden, so you always have it on hand to make these.
More Margarita Recipes
- Pineapple Margaritas
- Skinny Blackberry Margaritas
- Frozen Strawberry Margarita
- Blueberry Margarita
- Beer Margarita
- Pomegranate Margarita
- Cherry Limeade Margarita
- Blue Margarita
For One Glass
- 1 oz fresh lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 3 oz white or silver tequila
- 4-5 fresh mint leaves
- 3 oz club soda
For a Pitcher
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup simple syrup
- 3 cups white or silver tequila
- 1 cup fresh mint
- 3 cups club soda
- Combine the lime juice and mint together in a cocktail shaker or pitcher depending on how much you are making. Use a muddler or the back of a wooden spoon to squish and work the leaves into the juice.
- Add simple syrup, tequila and plenty of ice. Shake or stir well to combine everything and get it nice and cold.
- To serve pour over a class of ice and top with club soda.
- Garnish with a lime wedge and a mint sprig.
Amount Per ServingCalories 276Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 20mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 4gSugar 13gProtein 2g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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