It seems as if summer has officially arrived—95 degrees and all. Which means we’re headed to Cuba Cuba to cool off with Mojitos. The Golden Triangle-located favorite, which smells brightly of freshly muddled mint and lime, makes the city’s most potent and refreshing highball.

The spot also mixes souped-up varieties—blackberry, pineapple, and strawberry among them—but we’re partial to the traditional blend of white rum, sugar, soda, and mint. Either way, take advantage of Mojito happy hour, which runs Monday through Thursday, from 5 to 6:15 p.m.

Bonus: Ward off hunger with an order of the plantain chips (we can’t get enough of the zesty garlic-lime-olive-oil mojo) and the hearts of palm and avocado–studded insalata Cubano.

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Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.