National Mojito Day is July 11th: Where to Drink and How to Make

Nationa Mojito Day in Miami

National Mojito Day is Monday July 11th and deserves a proper celebration. Here a list of Miami area hot spots serving up cool Miami-inspired twists on this classic Cuban cocktail. We also have included some refreshing recipes, from KYU, Sugarcane, Ortanique, Zest and Novecento for you to try at home as well.

Gianni’s at The Villa, Casa Casuarina

Mojito de Alcazar- The classic mojito! Made with Bacardi Rum, fresh muddled mint leaves, house made simple syrup and fresh lime juice, finished with sparkling water. Gianni’s at The Villa 1116 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Delano Beach Club

Multi Flavored Mojitos- The mojitos at Delano Beach Club come in all the refreshing flavors of summer and are perfect while lounging poolside in the plush daybeds or private cabana with friends. Made with extra dry Brugal rum, flavors include strawberry, orange, pineapple, passion fruit, mango, or cantaloupe. Delano Beach Club 1685 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

KYU Wynwood Posh Mosh Mojito


Mojito Posh-Nosh- The Mojito Posh-Nosh at KYU in Wynwood is an Asian influenced version of the classic cocktail, infused with Barbancourt Rhum, shiso, mint, lime and lychee for a sweet yet distinct taste. Recipe: Muddle fresh Mint and Shiso Leaves, add 2oz White Rum, fresh lime juice, simple syrup and fresh lychee puree. Topped with club soda, and garnished with a mint sprig. KYU 251 NW 25th St, Miami, FL 33127

Jaya, The Setai Miami Beach

Shiso Plum Mojito - Situated inside the award-winning hotel The Setai, Miami Beach, Jaya serves up their Asian-inspired mojito made with Choya Shiso Plum liqueur, mint, soda, and lime. Jaya 2001 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Passion Fruit Mojito -Brickell’s new hotspot and go-to restaurant, Komodo, is perfect to grab a cocktail anytime! Sit outside in one of the beautiful bird’s nest pods overlooking the entire restaurant and Brickell Avenue and enjoy their Passion Fruit Mojito made with Bacardi Superior Rum, passion fruit, lime, pineapple, and mint. Komodo 801 Brickell Ave., Miami, FL 33131

Sushi Garage

Kumquat Mojito- Sushi Garage is a new favorite in Sunset Harbour. Utilizing the freshest and finest ingredients, the restaurant offers bold and innovative takes on traditional Japanese classics and the Kumquat Mojito of Sake, St. Germain, mint, lime juice, club soda. Sushi Garage 1784 West Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Regent Cocktail Club, The Gale South Beach

Bubble Mojito- Tucked away inside the expansive Gale South Beach property, Regent Cocktail Club offers a sophisticated, intimate space for guests to experience traditional cocktail service paying tribute to local Miami culture. Their Bubble Mojito is made with Rum, lime, sugar, and prosecco. Regent Cocktail Club 1690 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

The Drawing Room Bar & Lounge, Shelborne Wyndham Grand South Beach

Sparkling Watermelon Mojito- The Drawing Room Bar & Lounge transforms the hotel’s daytime library and lounge into an evening destination. Located in the original 1940’s lobby, guests and locals alike can enjoy a freshly crafted cocktail, including the Sparkling Watermelon Mojito, made with Don Q Cristal Rum, fresh watermelon, house-infused watermelon liqueur, local mint and sparkling wine. The Drawing Room 1801 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

National Mojito Day Recipes

Sugarcane Raw Bar GrillBeet Mojito

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill Beet Mojito


·       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

·       Ice

·       Sugarcane stick


·       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.  The Beet Mojito Offered for $13 and $7 during happy hour; Monday – Friday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill 3252 NE 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33137

Ortanique on the Mile / Zest-  Ortanique Mojito

Ortanique Zest Mojito


·       1 oz. of simple syrup

·       Whole lime cut into a cube

·       2 ½ oz. of Bacardi Superior Rum

·       6-7 fresh mint leaves 

·       Splash of soda water


·       Bring simple syrup with half water and half sugar ratio to a boil

·       In a rocks glass, muddle 1 oz. of simple syrup and the whole lime sliced into a cube

·       Tear up fresh mint over the muddled lime and syrup

·       Add 2 ½ oz. of Bacardi Superior Rum and a splash of soda water

·       Give it a hard shark with a tin shaker over the rocks glass and serve

Offering $8 mojitos all day at Ortanique on the Mile and Zest. Ortanique 278 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134. Zest- 200 South Biscayne Blvd. Miami , FL 33130


Dirty Mojito

Novecento Dirty Mojito


·       3 lime wedges

·       5 mint leaves

·       1 spoonful of sugar

·       2 oz. of Zacapa 23 Rum

·       Splash of club soda


·       In a mixing glass, muddle the lime and sugar

·       Add the mint leaves and muddle a bit more, softly

·       Add ice and rum

·       Shake well and serve in a tall glass with mint spring garnish

Mojito Novecento

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·       3 lime wedges

·       5 mint leaves

·       1 spoonful of sugar

·       1 ½ oz. Malibu Pineapple Rum

·       Splash of club soda            


·       In a mixing glass, muddle the lime and sugar

·       Add the mint leaves and muddle a bit more, softly

·       Add ice and rum

·       Shake well and serve in a tall glass with lime for the garnish

Offering the Dirty Mojito all day for $10 and happy hour pricing all day for the Mojito Novecento at $6

Novecento has locations in Brickell, Midtown and Aventura 

(Details, Images and Recipes provided by various sources and subject to change)