Welcome to SGTO’s first ever cocktail recipe! This recipe was actually passed to me from my parents. They got this delicious recipe from a bartender on a random night out and fell in love with this drink. I’m lucky enough they’ve passed the secret onto me to share because I can promise you this Tequila Smash will be your new summer go-to cocktail. This drink tastes like a margarita and mojito collided and created the minty, fresh, and juicy lemon-lime cocktail of my dreams!
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Cocktail Tips & Tricks
This recipe is super simple, but I wanted to call out a few things.
First, I made this recipe with mostly lemon juice and a little lime juice. I’d recommend sticking to this or doing just lemon juice as lime can have a much more harsh and intense flavor. Luckily, the honey syrup does go incredibly well with the citrus in this drink and counteracts the tang of the lemons and limes. Seriously though, use FRESHLY SQUEEZED juice! I cannot stress enough how much this adds to the flavor and overall taste of the drink vs. a pre-made juice or concentrate.
It’s really helpful if you have a Citrus Reamer so that you can get the most juice out of every lemon. Also, make sure to tear up those mint leaves vs. keeping them whole! This allows the mint to release it’s minty fresh flavor straight into the drink when you shake it up. Lastly, make sure your honey syrup is cool before you add it to the cocktail shaker.
My friends and I had a blast celebrating Cinco de Mayo and enjoying these cocktails all weekend long, but I can promise you that this drink is worthy of being made for all of your summer BBQ’s and even those lazy Friday nights in your PJ’s.
Enjoy this refreshing drink and make sure to drink responsibly as this drink packs a real punch too!