Latest Best of LA

Best Mojitos In Los Angeles

July 9, 2015 5:00 AM

View Comments
(credit: istockphoto.com)

(credit: istockphoto.com)


The mojito is originally from Cuba but there are quite a few variations of this drink. Some drinks are made from fresh lemon juice to substitute lime. Tequila sometimes replaces rum. Simple syrup is commonly used at many bars instead of sugar and some bartenders will use sugar cane. Champagne is used on occasion or by request to replace sparkling water. Angostura bitters are used as a flavor enhancer, bringing a calming balance to alcoholic beverages. Whichever way you like it, most can agree that the mojitos at these LA locales are refreshing and perfect for summer.

Related: The Best Wine Destinations In The US

(credit: Xiomara)

(credit: Xiomara)


Xiomara
6101 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 461-0601
www.xiomararestaurant.com

Rave reviews from Los Angeles diners prove that locals love Xiomara. The Cuban cuisine here mixes well with a mojito. The restaurant offers two types of mojitos also. One is a classic mojito with Bacardi Superior, mint, lime and fresh-squeezed sugar cane juice. The second choice is a mango mojito, made with Bacardi Silver, mango juice, club soda, mint and lime.

(credit: Kent V./Yelp)

(credit: Kent V./Yelp)


Fig & Olive
8490 Melrose Pl
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 360-9100
www.figandolive.com

Known for their exquisite Mediterranean cuisine, the cocktail program here is worth the visit alone. Offering signature classic cocktails like the Provence Margarita, or Red Sangria, a stand out is the Raspberry Mojito with rum, muddled raspberry, fresh mint, and lime juice. Topped with club soda, it’s refreshing and one of a kind!

(credit: John P./Yelp)

(credit: John P./Yelp)


Red O
8155 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 655-5009
www.redorestaurant.com

Although it’s not called a mojito on the cocktail menu, the ‘Coco-Jito’ has all the delicious ingredients of one. Featuring Cruzan coconut rum, fresh mint, fresh lime, simple syrup, a splash of soda water and served over ice, this delicious concoction is a favorite among guests looking for that special mojito drink.

(credit: Hayley Z./Yelp)

(credit: Hayley Z./Yelp)


Luna Park
672 La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 934-2110
www.lunaparkla.com

LA’s Luna Park offers not just one mojito, but two delicious options to choose from. You might find it tough to choose just one drink though, as their cocktail program is quite impressive. The strawberry mojito comes complete with fresh mint, lime and strawberries and has been a customer favorite for years, or choose from the Luna Park Mojito with fresh mint and lime for all you traditionalists.

(credit: Omar S./Yelp)

(credit: Omar S./Yelp)


Katsuya Hollywood
6300 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 515-8782
www.katsuyarestaurant.com

A mojito at a Japanese/sushi eatery? Yes, you heard it right. Katsuya has been spicing things up for years, offering non-traditional eats and drinks for guests who keep coming back. The specialty cocktail program here is as good as it gets, but one of the highlights is the watermelon cucumber mojito. With Bacardi rum, crushed seedless watermelon, English cucumbers, fresh mint and freshly squeezed lime juice, it’s one of the restaurants most popular drinks.

(credit: John P./Yelp)

(credit: John P./Yelp)


PUMP
8948 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-7867
www.pumprestaurant.com

Owned by Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, Lisa Vanderpump and husband Ken Todd, PUMP Bar & Restaurant is known for their selection of carefully crafted cocktails. So, it should come as no surprise that they offer everything from champagne cocktails, beer, signature cocktails, and modern classics like a raspberry mojito and their strawberry mojito. Complete with rum, muddled mint, lime, simple syrup, and topped with club soda, the only difference between the two is the strawberry mint vs raspberry mint.

(credit: Border Grill)

(credit: Border Grill)


Border Grill
445 S. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 486-5171
www.bordergrill.com

With locations throughout Los Angeles, Border Grill proves there is something unique for everyone depending on where you want to sip on your mojito. The Santa Monica location of Border Grill offers a classic mojito with fresh lime and mint leaves hand muddled, and you can head Downtown to sip on their supreme mojito with 2-year-old rum, ZXaya grain reserve, fresh mint and lime with cane sugar as well. The mojitos here pair well with modern Mexican cuisine with a dose of good taste.

(credit: Tortilla Republic)

(credit: Tortilla Republic)


Tortilla Republic
616 N. Robertson Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 657-9888
www.tortillarepublic.com

Tortilla Republic is a great place to enjoy a mojito with a breezy atmosphere from the large open windows facing the street. The food here is delicious. Tortilla Republic has a casual and upscale atmosphere with lots of people watching. Order the tequila cucumber mojito made with Karma Silver, Veev Acai Spirit, fresh mint, fresh muddled lime, cucumber slices, organic agave and a splash of soda water.

(credit: Jayde Y./Yelp)

(credit: Jayde Y./Yelp)


The Bazaar
SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
465 S. La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(310) 246-5555
www.sbe.com

If you want to experience a different kind of mojito with an atmosphere of sexy ambiance and a fun night on the town, The Bazaar is the place to go. One very unique mojito to try is the “Magic Mojito” served in an individual shaker and strained over cotton candy. There’s also an option made the traditional way using Bacardi Gold.

Related: Best Cuban Restaurants In Los Angeles

Leslie Cohen, Editor In Chief Cwebnews and VP Creative Affairs Paris Jewelry. Former business development manager for an international software company managing cyber intellectual property for Fortune 500’s and large internet companies. She has spearheaded projects in the internet retail space that involve media content management. Her articles appear on Cwebnews, Yahoo Content, The Examiner , Go Articles and more. She has experience in press releases. website content writing

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus