Not to say that New Times invented surveys, prizes, or calling stuff the best, but NBCmiami.com's "Golden Local" awards are obviously a blatant rip off of our legally trademarked annual "Best Of Miami" awards.

That being said, NBCmiami.com has done a nice job in taking their readers poll to web 2.0 (although it would be much cooler if their voting box were embeddable, and while we're on the subject, where's embeddable video?).

The race we're focused on is the mojito war between Tap Tap restaurant and The Florida Room at The Delano. The image above is a screenshot taken at 3:40 a.m. on Thursday, April 30th, the time this is being written. Hey, it's a bloggers life for me.

We've tried em at both locations and go for the Tap Tap one. Much more interesting.

Tap Tap vs. Delano for Best Mojito

According to Wikipedia, Barbancourt (pronounced Babakoo) Haitian rum "is made directly from sugar cane juice rather than the sugar cane by-product of molasses." Bacardi Superior Light on the other hand, according to Epinions.com is made using "distilled sugar cane molasses." In the video that accompanies the poll the Delano bartender makes it a point to emphasize the importance of the sugar taste to the mojito, so it seems their stepped on rum is inherently deficient, although it is the best selling rum in the world, and by all means a good one.

Barbancourt is just a better rum, one of the best in the world, and is very cognac-like thanks to the double distilling process. Forget the NBC poll, tell us here which you like better.

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