Mojito Diablo Cocktail

A truly unique twist on the classic mojito
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The mojito variation features tequila and crème de cassis, giving it a very interesting profile that sets it apart from the original. The notes of agave and blackcurrant blend together nicely and make this one a must-try. 

This recipe was originally published on bevvy.com.

Ingredients

  • 1.5  Ounces  white tequila
  • 0.5  Ounce  creme de cassis
  • 1  Tablespoon  brown sugar
  • lime wedges
  • 12  mint leaves
  • 1  Cup  soda water

Directions

Muddle sugar, mint, and squeezed lime wedges in mixing tin until mixture smells like spearmint gum. Fill with ice, add tequila and cassis, and shake until the tin is icy to the touch. Pour into a Collins glass and top with soda; garnish with sugarcane stick and fresh mint. 

Mojito Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Mojito Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.