The five core ingredients - white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint - have us daydreaming of the refreshing Mojitos we'll be consuming in celebration of National Mojito Day. Luckily, our island mixologists put a special twist on each of their creations to transform this refreshing, minty libation into a unique masterpiece.
It doesn't really matter what time it is when it comes to this national holiday.
We told you there would be a twist. Brick Alley Pub's Frozen Strawberry Mojito takes the traditional Mojito ingredients and spins them into this frozen libation for a sweet, minty, refreshing experience.
Made with Cruzan Light Rum, mint, blueberries, fresh limes and simple syrup, this sweet Blueberry Mojito creation is the perfect dose of cool on a warm summer night.
Diego's Wharf Mojito is anything but traditional. This tasty creation combines Denizen aged white rum with muddled mint and pineapple, ginger, demarara and limes. It is then topped with Pellegrino lemon soda and served on the rocks.
Cojito: Mojito's prettier cousin. This sweet treat combines coconut rum, elderflower liqueur, fresh lime, mint, and soda water. Served in Smokehouse's signature mason jar and topped with floating mint, this light and refreshing cocktail is a warm summer day must.
Move over mojito, the DeWolf of Thames Street is taking over. This signature cocktail is crafted with aged rum, coconut, mint, miso, and a bit of fresh citrus. Served in a stainless steel glass, this mojito-esque libations is sure to tickle your taste buds.
Salvation Cafe's Coconut Mojito combines Don Q Coconut Rum, mint, lime and soda for a cocktail that tastes like sipping on summer. Pro tip: Savor this refreshing libation in their outdoor bar for a true island experience.
Don't want to venture out? Make your own at home:
Classic & Customizable Mojito:
- 5 Large mint leaves
- 4 Lime wedges
- One tablespoon of sugar
- 2+ ounces of your favorite rum (White Rum is traditional)
- Club Soda
- Place 3 lime wedges, the mint leaves, and the sugar into a strainer.
- Muddle the ingredients gently. Over-muddling the mint leaves can give you a bitter flavor.
- Add ice and rum to the strainer, and shake well.
- Strain into a glass of your choice. A tall Colllins glass, is preferred, or a short and stout old-fashioned glass filled with ice.
- Top with cub soda, remaining lime wedge, and a sprig of mint.