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What better way to quench your thirst on a hot sunny day than with a freshly made mojito? Icy cold, fresh, slightly sweet, and flavorful a well made mojito is the perfect way to top off a hot summer afternoon.

Although the exact origins of the drink are subject to debate, 2 points we can agree upon are: 1) The mojito was originally created in Cuba over 100 years ago and 2) The proliferation of higher quality and flavored rums has created a renaissance for the mojito.

All mojitos are not created equally. The quality of the drink is determined by the freshness of the ingredients. This is especially true when trying a flavored mojito. Although flavored mixes (we are partial to Roses Mango Mojito) can be used by the home mixologist with satisfactory results, the freshly made mojito is tough to beat.

Big Sugar Rum Bar and Restaurant

Big Sugar Rum Bar and Restaurant

When going out for a mojito in Sarasota, our choice is Big Sugar, offering a happy hour with $5.00 mojitos weekdays between 4:00-7:00 pm. The mojitos are icy cold, flavor filled, fresh, made with real fruit juice, crushed mint, and sugar cane. Our “Friday Fave” the watermelon mojito; the best we ever tasted!