Attention all you Mojito lovers! National Mojito Day is Today, Tuesday, July 11th and we’ve got you covered on where to celebrate and enjoy some of the best mojitos in NYC!
This popular cocktail originating from Cuba, is a delicious way to beat the heat with its mix of refreshing flavors. Traditionally, a mojito consists of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (typically sugar cane juice), lime, soda water and mint.
Here are our picks of where to sip on your favorite drink or if you’re a mojito newbie – try for the first time.
In the heart of Times Square is a bustling restaurant featuring Cuban cuisine, cocktails and live music in a retro Havana style atmosphere. Their mojitos are stellar and offered in a wide range of flavors – each served with a sugar cane stick. Stop in on National Mojito Day for $6 mojitos all day ($1 extra for flavors) and food specials featuring $1 empanadas. 151 West 46th Street, New York, NY
This friendly, fun and vibrant with magnificent mojitos and complimentary hand-rolled cigars (Friday – Saturday only after 7pm) and live Cuban music. Come enjoy $6 mojitos all day on Mojito Tuesdays and during happy hour Sunday – Thursday from 4pm – 7pm. 939 8th Avenue, New York, NY
Harlem’s hotspot offers killer cocktails which never disappoint. Check out their version of your favorite mojito on their rotating daily specials menu. The last time I visited I had an amazing coconut one as I took in the bustling happy hour scene inside this cozy, brick exposed bar. If weather permits, enjoy the lively sidewalk seating and all the action in the center of Harlem on National Mojito Day. 321 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY
Located in the fashionably cultural Fort Greene section of Brooklyn is a diverse, cool hangout spot offering up Mexican-Cuban food and refreshing frozen drinks such as the Morita, a great mojito/margarita combo and individual fruit flavored mojitos. Place your food and drink order at the counter upon entering and then wander on out to the outdoor patio area complete with picnic style tables and umbrellas. Do strike up a convo with someone at the next table or just enjoy people watching as you sip on your mojito. Don’t forgot to try some of the yummy food options like the popular grilled Mexican street corn with cotija cheese and fish tacos. 757 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY (between South Oxford Street and Portland Avenue)
Havana Alma de Cuba
Known for Cuban comfort food, great mojitos and outdoor garden seating. On National Mojito Day classic mojitos are $6 during happy hour Monday – Wednesday from 4pm – 7pm and customers can receive complimentary cigars Tuesday – Wednesday, 7pm – 11pm 94 Christopher Street, New York, NY
Located in East Harlem offers a large selection of mojitos – at least ten! – to choose from including peach, passion fruit and even a champagne topped mojito! Try out a few flavors during daily happy hour from 4pm – 7pm and late nights on the weekend from 11pm – closing. 2018 3rd Avenue, New York, NY
Located in the heart of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, where you can enjoy delicious mojitos by the glass or pitcher in flavors such as guavo and ginger to complement their Latin-inspired menu. Even better, stop by during happy hour, Tuesday-Friday from 3pm – 8pm and all day Monday for the 2 for 1 special and $2 off all frozen drinks. 370 Lewis Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Mad Dog & Beans Mexican Cantina
Mad Dog will offer half off all mojitos all day on National Mojito Day. Stop by either of their two locations and toast the day away! Even more special, on National Mojito Day, the Financial District location is also participating in the Stone Street Streetfest along with other restaurants in the area for a night of celebration and networking to support Self Help Africa. 20% of all purchases will go to supporting Self Help Africa’s work in empowering rural entrepreneurs in Africa. 83 Pearl Street, New York, NY and 5 East 38th Street, New York, NY
Blend on the Water
In Long Island City in Queens, Blend on the Water offers modern Latin fusion cuisine with a beautiful waterfront view and tasty cocktails and sharable drinks. The coconut mojitos are a favorite. Get one during happy hour Monday – Friday, 11am – 7pm 4540 Center Boulevard, Long Island City, NY