4large fresh mint leaves(if your leaves are smaller, use 8)
½ounce agave syrup
1 ½ouncessilver tequila
2-3ouncessoda water or club soda
lime wedges and mint sprigs
In a tall glass (about 10-12 ounce), sometimes called a Collins Glass, add the lime juice and agave. Now add the mint and give it a very light tap with a muddle stick (or the handle end of a wooden spoon) to lightly bruise the leaves, releasing their oil, but not pulverizing the mint.Pro Tip: pulverizing or chopping the mint could end up releasing too much making your drink slightly bitter.
Pour in the tequila, give it a nice stir with the muddler or spoon.
Fill the glass with ice.
Float 2-3 oz. of soda water or club soda to the top of the glass.
Garnish with a lime wedge and a couple fresh mint sprigs.Pro Tip: Before garnishing, lightly clap the mint between the palms of your hand, releasing their oils and fresh scent!
Tips for a Killer Tequila Mojito:
Use a quality silver/blanco tequila. Casamigos ($$$) or Jose Cuervo Traditionales ($) are both good at varying price points.
Use fresh mint that is nice and bright green with a mint fragrance.
Use fresh lime juice, not bottled!!!
Do not pulverize the mint, just lightly bruise it to start the release of oils.
Garnish the drink with a bouquet of fresh mint, right by the straw. You will get a nice nose full of mint before the first drink.