Miami’s sunny weather gives us the perfect excuse to cool off with a few mojitos. The Cuban drink captures the very essence of this vibrant city, but where exactly can you find the best mojitos in town? Bars and restaurants here are filled with traditional recipes and new variations of the famous refreshment, but only a select few have made it on our list of where to find the best mojitos in Miami.

Clevelander

The Clevelander manages to make many of our lists, but for good reason. As far as mojitos go, there's are among the best ones in Miami Beach. The hotel’s amenities and entertainment have also contributed to the hotel's ever-growing popularity in the Miami area.

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Havana 1957

With locations on Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, and Española Way as well as Pembroke Pines and Brickell, Havana 1957 is a great choice if you want to relax and drink incredible mojitos in Miami. The restaurant has amazing service and offers traditional mojitos as well as original twists that customers love. The chain opened its first location in 2010 and has since become very popular because of its unique atmosphere reminiscent of Havana in the 1950s.

Mojito Bar

If you take a trip to Bayside Marketplace, be sure to check out Mojito Bar. Stop by during happy hour from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to enjoy their different-flavored mojitos at a great price! This bar also has good music, indoor and outdoor seating, and upbeat vibes to spice up your night.

SUGARCANE raw bar grill

Mixing a beet with your Caribbean drink probably doesn’t sound too enticing, but once you try Sugarcane’s special beet mojito, you’ll understand what all the buzz is about. Head over to Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill on weekdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and try their famous drink for just $7! Take your time and order one of their delicious entrees to enjoy with this unique mojito.

Tap Tap

Tap Tap in Miami Beach is known for their signature mojitos that give the Cuban recipes a run for their money. This Haitian restaurant takes on the fashionable drink in their own unique way, and it sure pays off. You can also get the most out of your mojito by accompanying it with one of their appetizing, traditional meals.

Segafredolr

Segafredlr is another upbeat hotspot on Lincoln Road that serves top-quality mojitos. Brought to you directly from Italy back in 2000, Segafredlr offers an extensive menu and enjoyable music. Their savory drinks and cocktails are a couple of the main reasons this establishment is so popular among locals and tourists; their lychee and strawberry mojitos are especially a draw.

Larios on the Beach

If you’re down on South Beach’s Ocean Drive, you should definitely stop by Larios on the Beach. This award-winning restaurant opened in 1992 and serves some of the best Cuban cuisine in town. It also features a relaxing outdoor café as well as a lounge area. Larios is also famous for their mojitos and, since it's owned by celebrated Cuban musicians Emilio and Gloria Estefan, you know that the live entertainment is going to be on point!

So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and get a taste of the best mojitos in Miami! The city is just starting to heat up, so remember to stay classy and cool with your Caribbean refreshments in hand. If you want to share your experience, be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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