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