Traditional mojitos are made with rum, which is both pleasant and mildly sweet. If you want a new spin on the classic mojito recipe, try using tequila for tart, yet refreshing flavor. —James Schend, Deputy Editor
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 5 min.
- 2 lime wedges
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 3/4 to 1 cup ice cubes
- 2 mint sprigs
- 2 ounces light rum
- 1/2 cup club soda, chilled
- Mint sprig and lime slice
- Squeeze lime wedge into a highball glass; drop lime into the glass. Add sugar; muddle. Add ice. Gently press mint or slap mint; add to glass. Pour rum and club soda into glass; stir. Garnish with lime slice.
Tequila Mojito: Substitute silver tequila (such as Jose Cuervo Clasico) for the rum.