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We've added a splash of devilish flavor to the classic Cuban cocktail, the mojito. The mojito diablo combines all the refreshing flavors you love in mojitos but swaps tequila for the usual rum. We're confident you won't miss the rum.
Everyone loves a cool, refreshing mojito, so today we're going to show you how to make a mojito diablo. To make this devilish drink, get your shaker and add brown sugar and fresh mint leaves. Next take the lime wedges and squeeze them into the shaker. Now, take a muddler and muddle the mixture. Once the scent of spearmint hits your nose, fill the shaker with ice, add white tequila and creme de cassis. Then, shake the mixture until the shaker is frosty and cold and pour into a Collins glass. Finally, top off the glass with lemon-lime soda and garnish with fresh mint.
Collins glass or other glass
1 tablespoon brown sugar
12 fresh mint leaves plus some for garnish
2 lime wedges
1-1/2 ounces white tequila
1/2 ounce creme de cassis
Add brown sugar, mint leaves and the juice of two lime wedges to a cocktail shaker.
Using a muddler, muddle or grind the leaves, sugar and lime together until a minty aroma is released and the ingredients are mixed together.
Fill cocktail shaker with ice and then add tequila and creme de cassis. Shake until combined.
Strain into a glass filled with ice and top with lemon-lime soda.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves.
Mix it up
Add a diced jalapeño to the shaker and muddle with the mint, sugar and lime juice for a burst of spicy heat.
Swap mint leaves for basil leaves for a refreshing twist with a touch of spice.
Add mint leaves to an ice cube tray and fill with water, freeze and add the minty cubes to your cocktail.
Use soda water instead of lemon-lime soda for a lighter, less sweet version.
Enhance the flavor of the tequila by adding salt to the rim.
Add frozen blueberries or fruit puree to give your mojito diablo a burst of fruit flavor.