The Mojito is a sweet and refreshing Cuban rum cocktail that, thanks to the acidity of the lime, the flavor of the mint, and much ice, is perfect for the heat of a Miami summer. Since 1942 to today, La Bodeguita del Medio, the famous restaurant-bar in Havana, makes their Mojito with Havana Club Añejo 3.
In Miami, we enjoy the highball in a tall Collins glass, where the mint has been gently muddled with fresh lime juice and white sugar to release the flavor of the aromatic herb. With the crushed leaves settled in the bottom of the glass, white rum is added and topped with soda water and ice; then garnished with a sprig of fresh mint.
Where to Celebrate National Mojito Day in Miami
Here are some of Magic City’s Latin hotspots celebrating National Mojito Day on July 11 – and every day:
Ball & Chain on Calle Ocho
Ball & Chain bar and jazz lounge in Miami’s Cuban neighborhood, Little Havana, uses Bacardi‘s Puerto Rican white rum –with a side of hot Latin jazz – in their Mojito.
1513 SW 8th Street (Calle Ocho), Miami (in Little Havana), @BallandChainMiami
Novecento on Brickell
This Argentinean bistro, with a “mi casa, su casa” attitude, uses dark rum and simple sugar in their dirty version, and garnishes with mint sprig and sugar cane.
1414 Brickell Avenue, Miami, @Novecentobistro
Tacology at Brickell City Centre
Tacology, a Mexican restaurant with mercado style dining, serves their Mojitos over crushed ice.
701 South Miami Avenue, Miami, (Brickell City Centre), @tacologyus
Beach Bar at Newport Pier
As Dade County’s only pier restaurant, Beach Bar offers Mojitos with lots of lime wedges and stunning waterfront views of the Atlantic Ocean.
16501 Collins Ave., Sunny Isles Beach, FL (next to Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort), @BeachBarNewportPier
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