It’s Friday, thank god. This week especially needs a cocktail Friday around my house.
And what better to make than a cocktail with tequila? I looked around at a few and came up with this Tequila Limeade.
I saw a few of these drinks online but most of them looked too sweet for my taste. With about 40 grams of sugar in the limeade, I’m not thinking that you need to add simple syrup or agave.
So I didn’t.
And I also didn’t add 7-up or Sprite – because again, it’s sweet enough.
I think in the end of all the taste testing and re-mixing, I came up with the perfect combination for this Tequila Limeade drink. White tequila, limeade, mint and seltzer. That’s it – it’s totally refreshing, not too strong, but strong enough.
Get yourself cocktail shaker and add in four or five mint leaves with some crushed ice. Add in the tequila and the limeade (not the seltzer yet) and shake really good so that you break up those mint leaves in there.
Strain into a high-ball glass over more crushed ice and top off with seltzer.
Have a few of these out by the pool or out on the deck and then start to think about what your going to throw on the grill for dinner…maybe a Beer Can Chicken?
- 2 oz. white tequila
- 4 oz. limeade
- 4-5 mint leaves
- lime slices
- Add the mint leaves, tequila, limeade and crushed ice to a cocktail shaker and shake well, breaking up the mint leaves.
- Strain into a high-ball glass filled with crushed ice and lime slices.
- Top with seltzer.