In case you weren’t aware, today is a very important holiday: National Mojito Day. This traditional Cuban cocktail just happens to be one of our favorite concoctions to sip all summer long, most notably because of its bright, but never overwhelming, taste.
Traditionally, the mojito includes the following: white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. Pretty simple, huh? While we certainly appreciate the classic cocktail for its refreshing, summery flavor, we can’t help but want to spice things up once in a while. So, just like any other food- or drink-related holiday, what better way to celebrate than to (throw a party, and) try some of the craziest, most unconventional recipes?
We chatted with six mojito experts from all walks of the booze spectrum about their totally nontraditional takes on the classic mojito. Keep scrolling down for recipes that are sure to impress. Salud!