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!