August 29, 2014

Executive Lifestyles

Premium Spirits

Mojito MoJo

Northerners tout the Mojito as the latest and greatest new cocktail, but in the South, its cousin, the mint julep, has been around for decades.

Ernesto Plagata, general manager of acclaimed Ortanique on Coral Gables’ Miracle Mile, says there’s nothing new about the Mojito. It’s always been around and has always been popular. He should know; Ortanique has made the Miami Herald’s annual “Hot List” for Best Mojito since 2002.

The ingredient list is simple: Rum, sugar, lime, fresh mint and club soda. Ortanique’s bartender, Joel Garcia, chooses Bacardi Superior rum. The sugar syrup is made in-house. Each Mojito is freshly made. Nothing is premixed.

Says Plagata: “It’s our most often ordered cocktail. Often it’s the first cocktail, but you can drink them anytime.”

Go to LinksLinks: For Ortanique's Mojito recipe, go to the Links page.

Tags: North Central

Digital Access

DIRECT DIGITAL ACCESS
Add digital to your current subscription, purchase a single ditgital issue, or start a new subscription to Florida Trend.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
An overview of the features and articles in this month's issue of Florida Trend.

ACCESS THIS ISSUE »

Florida Business News

Florida Trend Video Pick

Medical Students & Art
Medical Students & Art

Students from the University of Central Florida College of Medicine are combining their love of medicine with their love of the arts. One of the ways they are doing this is by bringing music into the hospital, in hopes of lifting patients' spirits. 

Earlier Videos | Viewpoints@FloridaTrend

Ballot Box

When will you retire?

  • Soon - within a year
  • 2-3 years from now
  • 4-6 years from now
  • 6-10 years from now
  • 10+ years from now
  • I can't envision retiring
  • Already retired!

See Results

Ballot Box
Subscribe