You need to make this Lemon Drop Mint Margarita for a refreshing spring tequila-based cocktail that you’ll want to sip now all the way through summer. The fresh citrus and mint set this drink above the rest!
Lemon Drop Mint Margarita: A Refreshing Summer Cocktail
Based on my favorite happy hour cocktail, this Lemon Drop Mint Margarita is bursting with bright flavors that just scream warm weather, sandals, and floppy hats. It’s reminiscent of a mojito mixed with a lemon martini and a classic margarita. Basically, it’s three of my favorite cocktails rolled into one lovely drink.
For this recipe, I made it a little easier and a little less time consuming by using pre-made lemonade. I chose to use an organic frozen variety, but your favorite lemonade will fit right in. What really sets the flavor over the edge though is the fresh mint! It adds such a nice earthiness to the drink and gives it that herbal undertone that I adore in cocktails. Plus, who doesn’t love mint lemonade? Then you add tequila and I guarantee no one could pass this up.
Be sure to rim the glass in a bit of sugar to sweeten it up just a wee bit more. Raw cane sugar is fabulous here, but you can also use coconut sugar if you prefer.
- 3 ounces lemonade
- 2 ounces 100% agave tequila blanco
- 1 ounce lime juice
- 4 mint leaves
- Sugar, for rimming
- Place a few tablespoons of sugar on a plate. Using a slice of lime, wet the rim of the glass and dredge through the sugar.
- Place a little crushed ice in a glass with the lime juice and mint leaves. Using a muddler or back of a wooden spoon muddle the mint until fragrant.
- Pour in the lemonade and tequila. Give it a stir and garnish with a slice of lime and an additional mint spring if desired.
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