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May 14, 2007

On a mojito search

For the past week or so, I’ve been sampling mojito cocktails at bars and clubs around town, looking for the perfect mix of spearmint, rum, sugar and lime.

Sometime in the coming weeks, I’m going to write a nightlife column comparing all the ones I’ve tried — from the freshness of the mint to the price tags.

Have any suggestions? Leave a comment.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 11:31 AM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Bars & Clubs


The key to a great Mojito is simple syrup. If you order on and they pop some sugar in as they mix....they loose 10 points and have no chance of making it right.

also, they should be in a 16 oz beer pint kind of glass.

Of course, the best ones are the ones i make.

Other keys....the more limes the better.

The lime and mint must be mulled well into the bottom of the class.

Crushed Ice...not cubed

The sugar cane garnish is mucho mucho perfecto. (Bahama breeze, but they run out from time to time)

The straw must be strong. A Mojito will be drunk much too fast unless there is a strong straw to pound the limes and mint caught under the crushed ice. It's a drink of relaxing refreshment.

Use of Flavored Rums is dangerous....but can be pulled off succfully in the right hands.

Little Havana of course

i've heard about these famous little havana mojitos, but every time i went last spring & summer, they were "out" of them for the night- you have to go early!

California Pizza Kitchen has a great mango mojito.

Club One has amazing mojitos, at least on Wednesdays during their salsa lessons. I'm no longer a regular, but I still haven't found a better mojito anywhere else.

oddly enough i tried one of the drinks at a place in owings mills , tony romas ...and i wasnt gonna get it there but i said what the was a very good blend ...ive been trying to perfect them myself as of late and they are getting delicious .....but yea good luck and if ya stop by there and try one ...let me know what ya think ..

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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