Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Mojito Magic

Pheelya is having a contest to celebrate her birthday. Go tell her what your favorite drink is.

Mine is, hands down, the mojito. I first had one in Puerto Rico during a work trip in 2002 and it was love at first sip.

Now, I get excited when I see it on a drink menu. Even if it's not on the menu, I'll sometimes ask for one knowing the bartender or waiter will probably tell me they don't have the requisite fresh mint. But, they are starting to show up at chain restuarants. I've had one at Red Robin and Don Pablo's recently. Both were just so so. They didn't grind the mint into the drink. That is key.

Because, it's the mint that makes the mojito so delicious. I'm told a taco place in Hamden has the best mojitos in Baltimore. I really need to check that out.

Anyone know of other area spots to get a great mojito?

If you are ever in Madison, Wis., on a Sunday night, head over to the Cardinal bar to hear the best Latin jazz in town (surprisingly, Madison has a fair amount of Latin jazz) in a free show and to have a seriosly good mojito.


KnitPastis said...

I must try that mojito! I think the mint in it sounds like it would be so refreshing.
Happy Birthday to you!!

Heather said...

Okay, Theresa, it's official - we HAD to be friends (even if only "online"). I LOVE Mojitos as well! Try Miami if you want a really great one! I got a bit tipsy (okay, drunk) on just two at a bar down there last summer! YUM!


Jess said...

The Mojitos in Hampden are really really sweet, but if you don't mind, they are tasty. Little Havana down on Key Highway has some pretty nice ones, but I still ask them to go light on the sugar...

bmh said...

Little Havana's is the only place I know of that has Mojito's, so I'll second that - don't drink them regularly enough to know the good from the bad, but try LH's for their Sunday Brunch (highly recommended), and taste one then!