White rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and that oh-so-crucial mint. We celebrate those simple ingredients that mix together to make magic on July 11th – National Mojito Day!
While there are any number of places to order a mojito in DC, we have a few favorites on this day especially. And since Havana is the birthplace of the mojito, it makes sense that those places are quintessentially Cuban.
Gather friends and head to the rooftop of Colada Shop (1405 T Street NW) to share classic mojito pitchers in perfect weather, or revel solo with a single glass during happy hour.
It’s almost impossible to resist the unique Mojito Mexicano at El Centro DF (1819 14th Street NW and 1218 Wisconsin Ave, NW). It packs a punch with its chili ginger syrup, so celebrate Mojito Day here if your festivities need a distinctive kick.
Little Havana (3704 14th St NW) is a nice little locals spot in Columbia Heights that appeals with its authenticity. Mojitos are a must-order here any day, but obviously on National Mojito Day. They are not overly sweet, with just the right amount of lime and mint.
El Sapo (8455 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD) treats the mojito with such reverence that it boasts its own Mojito Garden. There’s also Mojito Happy Hour here every day from 5 – 7 p.m. with specials on single glasses and pitchers.
But the place that celebrates National Mojito Day unlike any other is Cuba Libre (801 9th St NW). To commemorate the day Cuba Libre is offering its classic mojito for just $1 from 4 – 7 pm. One of 12 handcrafted mojitos available here, you’re sure to want to try them all!
Salud, por que la belleza sobra! (Cuban traditional Cheers. Translation: To your health, since you’re already so beautiful.)