Each year on July 11th, people across America join together to mark National Mojito Day. We don’t know how many people really celebrate this holiday, but we certainly do! The Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball consisting of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water and mint.
It’s got low alcohol content and is a refreshing cocktail that in Miami can be enjoyed all year long, but around the rest of the world it has found popularity in the summertime and is loved for its combination of sweetness, citrus, and mint flavors.
A classic Mojito has lime wedges and mint leaves garnished an ice filled glass. Although born in Cuba, the exact origin of the Mojito is under debate with theories with origins as early as 1586.
Observing National Mojito Day is pretty easy! Mix up a pitcher to enjoy mojitos with friends and have a great day! We’ve included 4 favorite mojito recipes that are super simple to make at home.
Tacology, Brickell City Centre – 4th floor 701 South Miami Avenue Miami, FL 33130
1.5 oz. White Rum
1 oz. fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons of sugar
5 mint leaves
Shake all ingredients, pour into glass, and garnish with mint leaves
1.5 oz AFROHEAD Briland 07
.75 fresh lime juice
.75 simple syrup
.75 passionfruit puree
Fresh Mint Sprigs
Spritz w/ club soda
Place mint leaf in the bottom of the cup and gently press. Muddle watermelon in mix tin first. Pour all other ingredients, except club soda, into mixing tin and top with crushed ice. Cap with tin and shake vigorously. Pour entire contents into Collins glass and top with club soda. Garnish with Mint Crown and watermelon wedge.
Wynwood Diner, 2601 NW 2 nd Avenue Miami, FL 33127
Flor de Cana Mojito – **on behalf of Breakthru Beverage
2 oz. of Flor de Cana
0.75 oz. fresh lime
2 dash bitters
1 oz. of soda
6-10 mint leaves
Add all ingredients, including mint, to the shaker. Add ice, shake to high heaven for 10-12 seconds. Fine strain over crushed ice into a glass. Garnish with a mint sprig.
*Wynwood diner is offering the Flor de Cana Mojito with Flor de Cana 12 year, fresh lime juice, bitters, soda & mint leaves for $12.
Sugarcane raw bar grill, 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137
8 lime wedges
2 teaspoons of sugar
2 sprigs of mint [tapped to release essential oils]
2 oz. beet infused white rum
Splash of club soda
In a mixing glass, lightly muddle limes, sugar and one sprig of mint. Add a scoop of ice and 2 oz. of beet infused rum and shake. Pour into Collins glass and top with club soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and sugarcane stick.
Additional information: For the beet infused rum, use 6 bottles of white rum and a 5-pound bag of beets (peeled). In a large container, add the white rum and peeled beets. Steep for 3 days (at least), so the color and the earthy beet flavor is there. Then, pour rum into bottles for storing and pouring purposes.