Who Makes the Best Mojitos?
- David Kahn Jan 18, 2007 08:53 PM
Westside preferred, but anyplace between downtown and the beach would be okay. TIA hounds.
Second the recommendation for the mojitos at Hungry Cat -- actually, all of their cocktails are quite nice.
The best mojito I ever had in Los Angeles was at the now-defunct Cinnabar in Glendale. If you could find out where their former bartender works today, you'd find your perfect mojito.
O-Bar's aren't the best, but they just might be the best value. $20 for a large cocktail shaker, enough for at least 3 pours (more like 4, but the 4th is a little watery).
They use fresh mint and fresh lime juice, and the mojito is quite refreshing. I like slightly more zing in mine, but my friends loved it. There's a whole list of variations on mojitos. My favorite after the original (slyly named The Missionary) was the porch swing (an iced tea/lemonade twist on the usual).
I keep saying I'm going to go to The Abbey or Hungry Cat, but the crowds are always so daunting. I might very well be missing out on better mojitos, but I like the relative quiet of O-Bar.