Mojitos at The Brew Table
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Mojitos at Milagro
Where to get Mojitos
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2008 Sep 3
I was at Metropolitan on Sussex last week for a work lunch, and the Mojito (plain) was quite tasty, and definitely had a kick (alcoholic) to it. I will order it again next time I go. I don't know if it had an effect, but I did mention to the server that I had been disappointed with Mojitos from other places because they didn't seem to have any alcoholic kick.

2007 Apr 28
The Orange Mojito is so delicious and refreshing! My only complaint is that there was little detectable booze and the price is pretty steep.

I had enjoyed this on my previous visit over a year ago and ordered it again this time. It's still great!





2012 Mar 3
I enjoyed the Caipirinha so much here that I had to try their Mojito. Very good indeed, with plenty of real lime wedges, but the bartender seemed to have a light hand on the rum so I will opt for the Caipirinha again in the future.





2010 Jul 2
Mojito here was quite good. This size had 1oz of white rum, sugar syrup, muddled mint and lime. Balance of flavours was good. My complaint would be the lack of fizz. Not enough soda? Soda lacking carbonation? Oh and the mint had some brown dead leaf bits that were a tad gross.




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2010 Jun 22
awesome Mojito great balance of sweet, sour and mint.











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2010 Apr 15
Yeah, what I had tasted and looked like an over sour margarita with a few mint leaves floating around in it. It didn't look or taste ANYTHING like a Mojito.

2010 Mar 31
Hm. Sounds like a step up, albeit a short one, from the limeade I got a few years ago there... some things change, just not for the better.

2010 Mar 30
chopper,

Not sure what they served you but FWIW, here's a more traditional set of recipes:

Mojitosí one at a time:

1/2 to 2 tsp sugar (depending on taste)
1 large sprig Mojito mint
1 oz white rum
1 oz lime juice
ice
soda water

Pour sugar in glass and add mint, pound with a flat instrument to crush the mint into the sugar thus releasing the oils. Add ice, rum, and lime juice, fill with soda water, and stir.

Mojito base for more than one at a time:

1 cup sugar
1 cup fresh lime juice
a bunch of mojito mint
1 bottle (750 ml) 3-year-old rum

Beat the sugar, lime juice and Mojito mint with the stems until you get a greenish liquid and the mint is completely chopped. Add the rum and beat for one more minute. This can be kept in the fridge for a month.

To prepare the mojito, fill a tall glass 1/4 full with the base liquid, add 3 ice cubes and then fill the glass with sparkling water. Add a sprig of mint, stir and serve.


2010 Mar 30
Chopper... Sounds like lime bar mix was used. It's usually used in margaritas and gives a drink a light green color. Really on the sour side as well.

I know a server there at Milagro and I'll ask him what's used next time I see him.

Like a good caiparinha (sp), the mulling of the limes (and mint leaves in a mojito) is important to release volatile oils that are quite flavourable.


2010 Mar 30
Sadly I must make a bad review for this. I was thinking that I would get a great Mojito at Milagro's sadly I was mistaken. I couldn't even finish it. i was watching the bartender make the drink. The place was so busy that we decided to eat at the bar instead of waiting for a table. A mojito as far as i know is supposed to be mint, sugar and lime wedges muddled in the bottom of the glass, some rum, lots of ice and topped with soda. The mojito that I enjoy has about an equal flavour of mint, rum, sugar and lime. What I saw the bartender do is pour a green mixture, mint and rum into a shaker and poured it in a glass with ice. What I got was a green coloured drink (usually a mojito is pretty much clear, mostly white rum and soda from my experience...) that was undrinkably sour. It tasted like I was sucking on a lime wedge. So i imagine the mixture was highly concentrated lime juice with some sugar. i had so much confidence that they would make me a great mojito that I had ordered a large. I really should have returned it but I just wasn't in the mood to have a conflict with the bartender who was going to be our server for the rest of the meal and standing right in front of us the whole time. It wasn't just that the drink tasted nothing like a Mojito, that I could handle. It was the second issue that it was simply undrinkable. Much too sour, could not taste anything but lime. I felt my face doing one of those cartoony pukering of the lips to the point of my face caving in!

2008 Aug 15
Had a similar experience with the mojitos at Milagro the last time we were there (see above). Almost a seltzer with a bit of lime, rather than limeade, really.

2008 Aug 15
Sounds like a dud to me, Pete! A good Mojito should have flavours of mint, lime, and rum all in perfect balance. From your description, I take it you tasted only lime. That makes for a pricey glass of limeade! :O

2008 Aug 15
This is a repeat of data from my review of Milagro. My Mojito was 'ok'. There was no taste of alcohol. I have had other 'expertly' prepared drinks where the alcohol 'bite' was very well hidden, but my impression with this Mojito was that there was less 'expert camoflage', and more lack of actual alcohol. I admit that I don't know Mojitos very well, so I will stop short of accusing Milagro of shortchanging me on rum, but if it was a drink I was more familiar with, I would certainly 'point and accuse'. Further, there was no mint flavour to the drink, and I could detect no bruising or abrasion on the mint leaves to indicate they were properly 'abused' to release their oils. (i.e. it looked like they were just tossed into the drink) I am looking forward to hear other people's comments on this.




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2009 Jun 15
Strange: we were there over the weekend, and there was no sugar in my mojito. Still drinkable but, wow, bitter and minty. A couple of people nearby took theirs back up to the bar to get sugar added.

Don't know if this was the product of a different bartender, or if it just meant that I was really bad at getting my straw down past the minty layer.

2008 Dec 12
My new Mojito favorite can be found at Social. Although not cheap ( $11? ), the variation I tried was called a Cuban Mojito. It's alcoholic content is 8 year old dark rum, and Agostino bitters. Although not as strong as others I've had, the preparation was flawless, and the result a total joy to drink. The composition of the drink was maybe a tablespoon or two of sugar in the bottom of the glass (still granular), covered with maybe 1 inch worth (a lot) of mint leaves, and a lime slice. On top of that was maybe 3 inches of crushed ice. It would seem the rum and bitters was poured on top of this whole thing. What was neat about drinking it was that as you moved the straw, you could get different flavours. If you pushed the straw past the mint leaves to the bottom, you had a very sweet flavour.. lift the straw a bit, and very minty, and lift it a bit more and you hit the rum proper. If I were to give a complaint, it would only be that it was served with a straw that was too long. You could not drink from the glass on the table, without lifting your head higher. My solution was to um.. re-engineer the straw's length, much to the amusement of my wife.

2008 Jul 12
i agree -- the social's classic mojito was yummy and refreshing! i just had it.

2008 Feb 16
"Social's Classic Mojito" was delicious and refreshing. Lots of lime, mint, and crushed ice.