March 11, 2014

5 top places for the best Mojito in Miami Beach

best mojito in miami

Ah, yes, the best mojito in Miami Beach. While it can be stereotypical to have a mojito on the beach, it is a must when in Rome. Mojitos are originated in Cuba, and they’re simple to make; a cocktail of white rum, sugar (sugarcane juice, aka guarapo), lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. Although the ingredients aren’t anything fancy, when mixed correctly, the mint and the citrus flavors compliment the rum nicely. You can find mojitos anywhere in Miami, particularly on the beach, where it’s just best to lay back and enjoy the scenery with a drink. Mojito-making has become an art in Miami, and here at MCT, we’ve tracked down the best places to try them.

Mojitos on call 24/7, News Cafe - Miami Beach

News Cafe is great, apart from them never closing, they have a great selection of mojitos. From the traditional mojito, to pomegranate, or acai mojito, there’s a large range to choose from. You can order inside while cooling off, or sit outside and enjoy the sunny weather or the beautiful ocean view. You can always catch their 2 for 1 happy hour specials Monday through Friday, from 4pm to 7pm!

800 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 538-6397

Lemon is the Name of the Game, Larios on the Beach - Miami Beach

Larios on the Beach are infamous for their mixed drinks, but it’s their mojitos that have put them on the map. Although it is a tourist trap, the Larios mojitos are the exception Miami natives are willing to make for their quality cocktail. Their infamous South Beach Mojito is composed of freshly squeezed lemon juice, and Lemon Bacardi Rum.

1300 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 532-9577

Like Disco Lemonade, Mangos Tropical Cafe - Miami Beach

Don’t be fooled by the name of this place. Mangos is a great place to come for live entertainment and Latin music. The best part of Mangos? Their huge selection of lemonade-based mojitos. They have options like the cherry lemonade mojito to the coconut lemonade mojito, and even traditional cuban mojitos are available. Are you weight conscious? Try the Sobe Lemonade Mojito -- it’s made with splenda!

900 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 673-4422

Rhun to Get One of These, Tap Tap Restaurant - Miami Beach

Yes, a mojito is a cuban concoction, but at Haitian restaurant Tap Tap, it’s a crime to not try their twist on a mojito. The secret to their award winning mojito is because they use Rhum Barbancourt, a premium dark rum from Haiti. Upon tasting it, you’ll immediately know why their mojitos are so popular -- its a great cocktail to battle the Miami heat with it’s light and refreshing taste.

819 5th St, Miami Beach, FL 33139

(305) 672-2898

Catch the Special on Thursdays, Tarpon Bend - Coral Gables

Not on the beach? Then you must try Tarpon Bend’s mojitos. Not only are they delicious, made with Bacardi rum, there are flavors like watermelon, blackberry, grapefruit, pineapple, and cantaloupe! But wait, the kicker is that they have on Thursdays Mojito Madness, where they serve ALL day mojitos at only $3.50! Guaranteed delicious drinks at very reasonable prices.

65 Miracle Mile Coral Gables, FL 33134

Ph: 305 444 3210

By Food Blogger, Caroline Shalabi

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