Recipes for National Mojito Day
Try your hand at making these drinks, courtesy of restaurant chefs

What better way to honor National Mojito Day (even if you didn't know it existed) than by trying out a few summer mojito recipes?

Grilled Pineapple Mojito

Served at JIMMY at The James by mixologist Johnny Swet

  •  2oz Caliche rum
  •  .5oz lime juice
  • .75oz agave nectar
  •  2oz pineapple juice
  • Grilled pineapple
  • Mint sprig

Mojito Royale

Served at Bagatelle NY

  • Hennessy VS
  • Muddled mint
  • Lime juice
  • Topped with Moët

Strawberry-Lemon Mojitos

Served at Death & Co. (recipe courtesy of Food & Wine Magazine)

  • 8 lemon wedges
  • 24 mint leaves, plus 4 mint sprigs, for garnish (optional)
  • 4 strawberries, plus 2 halved strawberries, for garnish
  • Ice cubes, plus crushed ice
  • 8 ounces gold or aged rum
  • 3 ounces fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces prepared sugarcane syrup or agave nectar

In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon wedges with the whole strawberries and mint leaves. Add ice and the rum, lemon juice and sugarcane syrup; shake well. Strain into crushed ice-filled highball glasses. Garnish with the berry halves and mint sprigs.