Few things can put you in a summer state of mind as quickly and effectively as a Mojito. The humble combination of white rum, fresh mint, lime juice, syrup and soda water has earned its seat in the bar of fame. Thanks to how easy it is to mix one, it’s not only a hit among venues, it’s also a popular tipple to mix at home.
While its Cuban origins are well documented, the exact story behind the invention of the Mojito is less clear, however by the mid 19th-century it was already growing in popularity and author and rum aficionado Ernst Hemingway surely sipped more than one in Havana’s legendary La Bodeguita del Medio.
To celebrate National Mojito Day this July 11th we have compiled a list with some of the most unique and best Mojitos in Dublin. Enjoy these signature variations and rediscover a classic!
Rain or shine, Fade Street Social is a guaranteed good night out. Their Mojito Royale is quite a clever variation of the classic mix: Havana Club Rum gets mixed on crushed ice with fresh mint, lime juice and topped with Prosecco. Priced at €12.50.
Where: 6 Fade St, Dublin 2
More information: fadestreetsocial.com
This eclectic and relaxed venue offers a fruity twist on the drink we know and love. Introducing the Pineapple Mojito, made with Plantation 5 Year Rum, lime juice, mint and pineapple syrup. Priced at €11.
Where: 4 South Great George’s St, Dublin 2
More information: jtpims.ie
This bar’s cocktail menu is one of the most creative in town: it’s inspired in different music genres, and drinks correspond with iconic songs or bands. Their Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, aka Mojito, is mixed with Havana Club Especial, fresh mint, lime, sugar, Aphrodite Bitters and sparkling wine. Priced at €12.
Where: 31 Dawson St, Dublin 2
More information: peruke.ie
Famous for its beautiful terrace and chic atmosphere, this sophisticated bar offers a very quirky Mojito-like drink: Mad Ting, a combination of Havana Especial, lime, passion fruit and grapefruit soda garnished with mint and served with iced crush in an open can. How (literally) cool is that? Priced at €11.
Where: 33 Harcourt St, Dublin 2
More information: sophies.ie
This is the ultimate summer cocktail experience: a sleek rooftop with luxurious surroundings and world-class cocktails. Their unique take on the minty cocktail is a must-try: Behold the Rhubarb Mojito, made with Havana 3 Year Old, rhubarb purée, mint, lime juice and soda water. Priced at €13.90.
Where: Grand Canal Square, Docklands, Dublin 2
More information: themarkerhoteldublin.com
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.