Easy Tequila Mojito Recipe

Mix yourself a classic tequila mojito. Be adventurous and swap out rum for tequila in this classic island drink! Light and refreshing with flavors of lime and mint…what could be better!

The best types of drinks are the kind that you can memorize. You know exactly how to make them and can ask for them at the bar, knowing you’ll enjoy them every single time.

A top view highball glass with a tequila mojito cocktail topped with mint and a slice of a lime. Slice limes are also on the table.

That’s what this tequila mojito is for me. It’s simple and tasty – and there is really no way to screw it up. Even beginner mixologists will be able to ace this drink the first time.

Simple And Easy Mojito

A classic mojito is usually made by combining club soda and rum. Then, they sweeten it and top it with fresh mint. It’s a refreshing taste of the islands. My recipe still has just 5 ingredients, so it is easy to remember.

Can you use tequila in a mojito?

Yes! But remember the classic mojito originated in Cuba, and rum is essential to its flavor. However many enjoy this mojito recipe with tequila!

I recently decided to experiment with the classic mojito recipe, and I have to say, the results were pretty great! Instead of using rum, I decided to try tequila. Tequila is clear like rum, so the drink still looked the same. But tequila has a stronger flavor than rum, and it’s not nearly as sweet.

Overall, I was really pleased with how my tequila mojito turned out. If you’re looking for a refreshing summer cocktail with a little bit of a kick, I highly recommend giving this recipe a try!

Tequila Mojito Ingredients

If you enjoy making mixed drinks, you probably already have these ingredients in your pantry or in the refrigerator.

You’ll need fresh mint leaves. Not only do you need them to muddle, but you’ll garnish the glass with some extra mint leaves too.

If you have fresh limes, use them. Fresh-squeezed lime juice has so much more flavor than bottled.

I used a simple syrup to sweeten the mojito. You can make your own simple syrup by boiling water and granulated sugar, but it is just easier to buy simple syrup from the store. I used a plain, unflavored kind. That way the rest of the ingredients stand out.

When it comes to tequila, just use your favorite brand! Most people like to use silver tequila in their mixed drinks. It has a light enough taste to mix in with the rest of the flavors.

Finally, top it all off with club soda. This is what gives the mojito the delightful bubbles.

How To Muddle The Ingredients

Muddling is what releases the flavors from the mint into the tequila. The best way to do this is with a tool called a muddler. It has the perfect shape to crush the herbs and release their aromatics.

If you don’t have a muddler, you can use a mortar and pestle or even a tablespoon.

How To Garnish A Tequila Cocktail

Top this drink with some fresh mint leaves. Then, cut a thin-sliced lime and place one of the slices on the edge of the glass.

You can even serve this drink with your favorite little umbrella.

Tequila Mojito

Mix yourself a classic tequila mojito. Be adventurous and swap out rum for tequila in this classic island drink! Light and refreshing with flavors of lime and mint…what could be better!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Mojito Cocktail, Tequila Cocktail, tequila mojito
Servings: 1 mojito
Calories: 215kcal

Equipment

  • Muddler
  • Drinking Glass

Ingredients

  • Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 ounce Simple Syrup
  • 2 ounces Tequila
  • 2 ounces Club Soda

Instructions

  • Place mint leaves into the bottom of the glass. Use a muddler or the handle of a spoon to muddle and release the flavors of the mint.
  • Pour in the tequila, lime juice, simple syrup then fill the glass with ice.
  • Top with club soda and garnish with mint and limes.
  • Enjoy this tasty tequila cocktail!

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
A top view highball glass with a tequila mojito cocktail topped with mint and a slice of a lime. Slice limes are also on the table.

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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