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Orange Mint Tequila Cocktail

The end of summer always makes me feel nostalgic. I suppose that is why I've always hated my birthday. It's at the end of August and it's sort of a let down, really.


For the Orange Syrup

  • Zest and juice from 2 oranges
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Water

For the Cocktail

  • ½ orange cut in half
  • 6-7 mint leaves
  • 1.5 ounces 3 tablespoons Orange syrup
  • 2.5 ounces Tequila I used Avion Reposado
  • Ice
  • Club soda


Orange Syrup Situation:

  • In a small saucepan combine orange zest, juice, water, and sugar. Stir to combine and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer
  • until sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off the stove and allow the syrup to come to room temperature. Strain syrup into a jar with a tight fitting lid and
  • store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Discard the zest.

Cocktail Situation:

  • Add the orange pieces, mint, and the orange syrup to a glass. Muddle the orange pieces, mint, and syrup until the orange has released it's juice and the mint has released its oils.
  • Add the tequila and stir to combine. Fill glass with ice and add a splash of (or top with) club soda. Drink, yo.