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Walk into any bar in Miami and, chances are, you’ll find a mojito on the menu — or, at the very least, a bartender who can make you a mojito. This classic cocktail, made with fresh mint, lime juice, sugar, rum, and seltzer, is about as Miami as it gets. Perhaps that’s because it’s also the ideal antidote to the Florida heat.
There are plenty of variations — Thai basil and lemongrass make this already refreshing sipper even more so, a splash of Campari adds bitterness for a more complex cocktail, and muddled grilled pineapple is a slightly sweeter take — but we’re partial to the original.
The recipe isn’t complicated, but there are a few things worth paying attention to — and they’ll make the difference between a meh-jito and an amazing one.