The Leading Lady is the perfect cocktail to celebrate Oscar winners. This refreshing drink is similar to a mojito but instead of rum, tequila is the spirit of choice. The key to this cocktail is muddling the herbs so that they release their oils and flavor, do not rush this step.
The Leading Lady
8 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
16 parts club soda
2 parts fresh lime juice
1 1/2 bunch of fresh mint
1/2 bunch of fresh basil
3 1/2 tbsp. sugar
In a small pitcher, muddle together the mint leaves, basil, sugar and lime juice until they start to melt together. Add your Sauza® Blue Silver. Fill 4 glasses with ice and pour cocktail mixture ¾ of the way to the top of each glass. Fill each glass with club soda and garnish with an extra sprig of mint.
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