During his Havana days, Hemingway is said to have indulged in more than a few of these refreshing Cuban cocktails—back when mojitos were a simple concoction of lime juice, mint, rum and club soda. Today, the writer’s signature sparkling drink, invented more than a century ago, is bubbling up in restaurants across the country, with bartenders and mixologists adding their own twists.

Mojitos Restaurant and Rum Bar
Pasadena, California
The French Mojito: Champagne, Grand Marnier, fresh mint, fresh lime juice and sugarcane juice; $14
The Mojito Martini: Kettle One Vodka, fresh mint, fresh lime juice and sugarcane juice; $12
The Millionaire’s Mojito: Zaya Rum, fresh mint, fresh limejuice and sugarcane juice; $15

Calle Ocho
New York City
The Cojito: Cruzan coconut rum, lime juice, mint and sugar; $10

North Bergen, New Jersey
Mango Ginger Mojito: Traditional mojito with mango puree, fresh ginger juice; $9
Mojito de Granada (Pomegranate): Traditional mojito with pomegranate essence; $9
Cosmojito: Zacapa centenario rum, fresh mint, limes, cranberry juice; $12

Boulder, Colorado
Pineapple Mojito: Infused Appleton Rum, fresh fruit; $6.50
Strawberry Mojito: Infused Appleton Rum, fresh fruit; $6.50
Cucumber Mojito: Infused Appleton Rum, cucumber; $6.50

Parima Thai Restaurant
Burlington, Vermont
Hawaiian: With pineapple rum and fresh pineapple; $8
Georgia Peach: With peach Schnapps; $8
Pom Pom: With pomegranate juice; $8
Blueberry Lemon: With Stoli Blueberi and fresh lemon juice; $8
Ginger: With homemade ginger syrup and Cruzan 5-year rum; $8


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