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Where is Baltimore's best mojito

2greyrooms Jul 4, 2008 11:55 PM

I just relocated from Nashville and I am craving a mojito. Anyone know where I can get a really good one?

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    bmore_flavor Jul 5, 2008 04:35 AM

    Many say Little Havana on Key Highway have great mojitos.
    http://www.littlehavanas.com/

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      AlexDer Jul 7, 2008 09:02 PM

      Little Havana's does make good mojitos sometimes. They are inconsistent and i had one last week that was way too sweet. If you like mojitos, i suggest you give a calpriniha a try at Fogo De Chao.

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        bmore_flavor Jul 8, 2008 05:26 AM

        I agree, well the one time I've had a Mojito at Little Havana I thought it was too sweet. I went home after that and made my own simple syrup and used only limited amounts with club soda, rum , and lots of fresh mint, and a lime slice. Perfect!
        I have also had a tasty, not-too-sweet mojito at the bar at Pazo. Although they don't come cheap, like $9 each.

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      hon Jul 5, 2008 08:46 AM

      Mamas on the Half Shell in Canton makes a great mojito!

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        ko1 Jul 5, 2008 03:54 PM

        I'm a fan of Mama's mojitos as well, (although I've been concentrating more on caipirinhas at home this summer).

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          FoiGras Jul 8, 2008 08:07 AM

          What goes into the making of caipirinhas'?  I tend to only drink wine with dinner but, with the summer heat, would entertain something refreshingly cold.  I love Mojito's, which I recently discovered-yipes.  They go down  quickly on a sweltering day.  In fact, I recently bought a bottle of Mojito rum which I added crushed ice, a mint leaf and lime wedge.  It was addictive.  Of course,  I'm not suggesting my homemade  concoction rivals a freshly made Mojito by a pro bartender. But, it served the purpose while dining at home. FoiGras

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            maddogg280 Jul 8, 2008 08:45 AM

            FoiGras- What is special mojito rum? is it labeled as such? is it available in regular liquor stores? I may have to start making these at home too- it is too easy to steal mint from my neighbor's garden not to have this as a regular treat!

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              FoiGras Jul 8, 2008 09:40 AM

              maddogg280- I discovered the product at Super 40 discount liquors (Baltimore National Pike--Route 40--east of Ingleside Avenue). It was in the liquere section: "Marti-Autentico: Licor de Ron---Cuban-Style Ultra Premium Rum with Natural Lime and Mint Flavors---Mojito." I'd never enjoyed a "real" Mojito, but after trying this product I became an enthusiast.

              I haven't spotted the product anywhere else as yet, but am going to request some of the other liquor stores I frequent to stock the product.

              I believe that I also recall reading somewhere that Bacardi is going to add the Mojito flavored rum to their existing flavored rum selections.

              Aren't you lucky to have a source of fresh mint. This product should fit the bill for your at-home, easy to prepare, Mojito.

              I'll keep you posted. FoiGras

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                hon Jul 9, 2008 06:59 AM

                so, in other words, it's pre-made mojito in a bottle, not just a special rum. Not a big fan of pre-made bottled cocktails.

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                  FoiGras Jul 9, 2008 08:20 AM

                  No, it's actually a rum not a pre-mix cocktail. It's really quite refreshing and goes down smoothly. FoiGras

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                    hon Jul 9, 2008 09:10 AM

                    it was Rum with lime and mint flavors, labeled as "Mojito", right?

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                      ko1 Jul 9, 2008 12:45 PM

                      Si.

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                        FoiGras Jul 9, 2008 02:25 PM

                        As "ko1" said--"Si." (Funny) Anyhow, as I am sitting here reading the label (and considering crushing some ice and slicing a lime and getting a mint leaf to drink this libation)--the Label says "Marti--Autentico. Lico de Ron Cuban-Style Ultra Premium Rum with Natural Lime and Mint Flavors---Mojito." It definitely isn't a pre-mix drink, just a very good flavored rum.

                        The next time I go to the Super 40 Discount Liquor store I'll see what info I can obtain. As I expressed previously, I haven't seen it in the liquor stores in the Arbutus/Catonsville area. I'm hoping that the liquor store on Balto. Nat'l Pike continues to carry the product. FoiGras

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                          pleiades Jul 14, 2008 05:25 PM

                          Found this stuff at Mt Washington Wine Co. I remain a skeptic, but Seth says it's legit, so in my book, it's legit. I'll try it tonite and report back.

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                ko1 Jul 8, 2008 09:15 AM

                Caipirinha: Cut one half lime into wedges, put in a lowball glass. muddle it with 1-2 teaspoons of white sugar, fill with cracked ice, pour cachaca over that, quickly shake and return to glass. That's the basic one, you can then add other flavorings. I like fresh ginger

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                  FoiGras Jul 8, 2008 09:42 AM

                  ko1--the Caipirinha sounds yummy. Thanks for the recipe. I now have to go buy cachaca. Never heard of it, but I'm willing to try just about anything where food and beverages are concerned. Ginger sounds like the perfect addition. FoiGras

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              cprofit Jul 15, 2008 09:59 AM

              I agree with Mamas. Also, the Pickled Parrot (In Canton on Elliott St) used to make a good mojito, though haven't had one in a while.

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              ILoveBacon Jul 14, 2008 11:27 AM

              For a unique spin on mojito, try the Holy Frijoles version. In lieu of club soda, they use ginger beer which gives it a nice zip.

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