Minty Fresh

Ripples of heat are rising from the street, and you need a refreshing drink, stat. There’s no better way to combat the oppressive humidity than with a mojito. Cool down with Mojito Madness at Ortanique on the Mile. Every Monday all summer long, the famed Caribbean fusion restaurant will be offering its award-winning libations at half-price, a mere five bucks each. “We have been named the best by Bon Appétit, Gourmet, and People magazines,” says general manager Ernesto Plagata, quoting from the framed articles that hang proudly around the restaurant. Their secret is simple: The bartenders don’t use any of that slushy frozen crap, and they don’t fool around with unnecessary additions like fruit and berries. Ortanique makes a strong, not-too-sweet mojito that would bring a smile to Ernest Hemingway’s ruddy face. Enjoy a Bacardi-based drink and beat the summertime blues today at Ortanique on the Mile. Call 305-446-7710.
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