Cool off with a refreshing summer drink!
If you grow your own herbs you know that some of them come up every year and can be invasive. So it is with mint and, except to use as a garnish, I had no recipe that called for a significant amount of it. Then my friend Sharon Hansen shared her recipe for Tequila Majitos with me and that solved the problem!
This is a refreshing summer drink and is perfect for a Mexican-themed dinner.
1 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup fresh mint leaves
Heat water and sugar bring to boil until sugar dissolves, remove from heat add mint, steep for 2 hours, strain and cool then add:
1 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup tequila
2 cups lemon lime pop like Sierra Mist
Stir and serve over ice
I took a can of frozen limeade, made it as directed and froze it into ice cubes. By using them, the drink didn’t get watered down.
I made a double batch and used 1/2 cup tequila and 1/2 cup triple sec. I filled the glasses with ice, then filled the glasses half full with the drink mix and then added the pop. My guests enjoyed them. Stay cool and have a great week!
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.