Tequila Mojito de Flor

A popular cocktail with global appeal, the Mojito lives up to the magic of its namesake. What began as a medicinal drink to ward off illness, the Mojito found it's popularity after associations with pirates, Ernest Hemingway and the James Bond film franchise (it's not just the martini!)
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Ingredients

  • 2 oz. (60ml) PaQuí Silvera Tequila
  • 1 oz. (30ml) Club Soda
  • Dash of Empress Gin
  • 10 Fresh Mint Leaves
  • 2 Tsp. Extra-Fine Sugar
  • 4 Lime Wedges to Garnish
  • Sprig of Fresh Mint to Garnish
  • Ice

Preparation

  1. Spoon sugar into the bottom of the glass. Add lime wedges and lightly press together.
  2. Bruise the mint leaves by clapping them lightly together between your palms, then add into glass. Muddle together.
  3. Half-fill the glass with crushed ice and add PaQuí Silvera. Stir well.
  4. Top the glass with ice and add club soda. Stir well.
  5. Float a dash of empress gin on top and garnish with a sprig of mint.
  6. Drink and be happy.

Bartender Tip

BARTENDER TIP
It's important not to cut the mint, but just bruise it so the essential oils can be released from the herb.

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