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Mariachi Mash – A Lemon Lime Cocktail

Mariachi Mash – A Lemon Lime Cocktail

Tequila pairs perfectly with lime but have you ever added lemon?  My Mariachi Mash Cocktail is a delightful blend of tequila and limoncello topped off with a hint of mint!

My Mariachi Mash Cocktail is full of lemon lime flavors | Take Two Tapas | #Limoncello #Lime #Tequila #Cocktails #SummerEntertaining #EasyCocktails

I know it is a day late but definitely not a dollar short! It’s Saturday and I am kicking off the weekend with a Mariachi Mash cocktail that is perfect for sitting by the pool. Want to celebrate too?  Let’s get started!

Tequila has a natural counterpart with lime but have you ever tried tequila with lemon?  I hadn’t before yesterday and I think I am totally in love.  You will be too once you try my Mariachi Mash Cocktail!

Start by muddling some mint to get your Mariachi Mash started | Take Two Tapas | #Limoncello #Lime #Tequila #Cocktails #SummerEntertaining #EasyCocktails

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Where did I come up with the name Mariachi Mash?

In racking my brain to find a “catchy” name because let’s face it tequila limoncello lime mint mash doesn’t quite roll off the tongue, I thought about what is fun about Mexican restaurants.  Besides the food, of course, the music is always so cheerful and fun.  

Having eaten at quite a few Mexican restaurants because I am kind of an addict, one of my favorite ones had this amazing Mariachi band that played on Friday and Saturday nights.  Not only could you eat your weight in chips and salsa but you could drink margaritas, spend time with friends, and dance if you were so inclined.

I will say that my dancing vastly improved after a few margaritas as it does for most, and thankfully there is no video evidence of it!  Back to the cocktail.

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The gorgeous colors of green and yellow are highlighted with the mint leaves in my Mariachi Mash | Take Two Tapas | #Limoncello #Lime #Tequila #Cocktails #SummerEntertaining #EasyCocktails

Last week I made my Penitent Punch, a delightful wine version of a Long Island Iced Tea, but it does challenge your liquor cabinet with all its spirits.  

A 180 degree turn from the 3 Ingredient Cocktails I made this past summer, but it did get me thinking about what other spirit combinations I could come up with.

Tequila is on special this week at the grocery store which I am thankful for because we were almost out.  As I restocked the bar cabinet I had to move some bottles around to make room for them.  

Our bar cabinet is really a wardrobe cabinet with shelves and a hanging bar for clothes so the taller bottles tend to get hung up on it.  The bottle of limoncello is one such bottle.

As I pulled it out of the cabinet it clinked against the tequila bottle which gave me an idea.

A surprising flavor combo in my Mariachi Mash is lemon and tequila | Take Two Tapas | #Limoncello #Lime #Tequila #Cocktails #SummerEntertaining #EasyCocktails

I mixed the limoncello with the tequila and took a sip.  Good, but the limoncello is quite strong, so I added a little fresh lime juice to temper it a bit.  A great combination now, just a little too strong still, but nothing a little club soda can’t fix.  No club soda, just add some Lemon-Lime soda or sparkling water, which is always my “go-to” mixer for cocktails.

Now for a garnish!  Mint is just what this calls for, but not only for a pretty garnish, but a hint of the mint flavor is great with the lemon and lime so I muddle some in the cocktail shaker before I add the spirits and juice.

Check out the flecks of mint floating in the Mariachi Mash | Take Two Tapas | #Limoncello #Lime #Tequila #Cocktails #SummerEntertaining #EasyCocktails

I quick shake and a strain over some ice and you are good to go!  You can even practice your dancing skills while playing some mariachi music and shaking up a few Mariachi Mash Cocktails for you and your friends!

My Mariachi Mash Cocktail is the perfect way to spend your weekend with friends, and enjoy the taste of tequila and limoncello!

Mariachi mash, lemon lime cocktails on a wooden table

Mariachi Mash

Yield: 2 cocktails
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Tequila pairs perfectly with lime but have you ever tried lemon?  My Mariachi Mash Cocktail is a delightful blend of tequila and limoncello topped off with a hint of mint!

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces Limoncello
  • 3 ounces Blanco tequila
  • 2 ounces Lime juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1 ounce honey or agave
  • 3 ounces club soda
  • 8 Mint leaves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (for rimming the glass)

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle 6 of the mint leaves.
  2. Add in some ice, limoncello, tequila, honey, and lime juice.
  3. Shake to mix the spirits.
  4. Rub the rims of two glasses with one of the squeezed limes and dip in the sugar.
  5. Strain into the two sugar-rimmed glasses filled with ice.
  6. Top with club soda and give a little stir.
  7. Garnish with a mint leaf.
  8. Enjoy!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 432Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 17mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 3gSugar: 54gProtein: 2g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Monday 7th of September 2020

[…] good friends with Jennifer and have personally had her make some of her recipes for me—- her Mariachi Mash Cocktail to this day is one of my favorite […]

Michaela Kenkel

Monday 3rd of December 2018

I have heard AMAZING things about this recipe, so I had to try for myself --- IT TRUE!! They are incredible cocktails!

michele

Saturday 1st of December 2018

Im decorating my tree today and have a batch of these ready! Im lucky, Ive had them made my you my friend! Seriously my FAVORITE cocktail right now! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

Albert Reza

Monday 4th of June 2018

This looks so perfect for a celebratory night! I'll tell my colleagues about this. Thanks for sharing this recipe :) I bet they will like it! Cheers!

Michele Hall

Tuesday 29th of May 2018

I have a brand spanking new bottle of limoncello direct from Italy and a new bottle of tequila! I cant wait to have it... it sounds like the perfect summer time drink!