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Go to These Six Places for Mojitos in Miami

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Miami's unofficial signature drink, the mojito, when done right, can be quite refreshing and delicious. But it's also become a bit touristy and isn't usually a local's go-to drink. Nevertheless, there are occasions when a mojito just seems like the right thing to do, especially when there's new twists and variations on it with different fruit flavors. So when you've got visitors wanting that "authentic" Miami experience or a craving for that minty-rum drink, head to one of these places. Here, Eater presents the Six Best Places for a Mojito in Miami.


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Larios on The Beach

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Larios claims to make the best mojitos, and it's hard to argue with them since it comes with a real stick of sugar cane. This place is by Gloria and Emilio Estefan and right on Ocean Drive, doesn't get much more Miami than that.

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

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Their Beet Mojito is a popular twist on the original. Or for just $45 you can get a full pitcher of the original for you and your friends to share.

Tarpon Bend

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Thursdays are for the thirsty at Tarpon Bend. All day you get mojitos for just $3.50. They have fresh variations too like blackberry, watermelon, and pineapple. At that price, it's hard to say it's not a good deal/drink.

Balans Lincoln Road

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Balan's is a good spot on Lincoln for a refreshing mojito while people watching. Every day from 3 to 7p.m. mojitos are seven bucks and they have lychee and strawberry versions.

Versailles Restaurant

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Take a trip out to Calle Ocho for some of the best Cuban food in Miami, and naturally, one of the best mojitos in town. Order a mojito with the ropa vieja and you can't go wrong.

Blackbird Ordinary

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Ok, so it's not made with rum, but Blackbird's off-the-menu drink the Egret is a delicious twist on a mojito. It's got gin instead of rum, mint, lime, sugar, and a splash of apple cider in a tall glass of crushed ice.

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Larios on The Beach

Larios claims to make the best mojitos, and it's hard to argue with them since it comes with a real stick of sugar cane. This place is by Gloria and Emilio Estefan and right on Ocean Drive, doesn't get much more Miami than that.

Sugarcane Raw Bar Grill

Their Beet Mojito is a popular twist on the original. Or for just $45 you can get a full pitcher of the original for you and your friends to share.

Tarpon Bend

Thursdays are for the thirsty at Tarpon Bend. All day you get mojitos for just $3.50. They have fresh variations too like blackberry, watermelon, and pineapple. At that price, it's hard to say it's not a good deal/drink.

Balans Lincoln Road

Balan's is a good spot on Lincoln for a refreshing mojito while people watching. Every day from 3 to 7p.m. mojitos are seven bucks and they have lychee and strawberry versions.

Versailles Restaurant

Take a trip out to Calle Ocho for some of the best Cuban food in Miami, and naturally, one of the best mojitos in town. Order a mojito with the ropa vieja and you can't go wrong.

Blackbird Ordinary

Ok, so it's not made with rum, but Blackbird's off-the-menu drink the Egret is a delicious twist on a mojito. It's got gin instead of rum, mint, lime, sugar, and a splash of apple cider in a tall glass of crushed ice.

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