Barcelona took a liking to this Cuban cocktail ages ago, and it remains one of the most sipped on drinks in the city. Found at nearly every cocktail bar, restaurant, rooftop or underground club, you can’t miss this timeless and refreshing drink. In true Barcelona fashion, many bars serve the drink both in its classic element (white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint) or with a unique twist of flavours or ingredients. Here are some of the best places to find a mojito in the city, and a selection of our favourite bars around.
1. Torre Rosa
Take one look at this bubblegum pink 20th century Indian mansion and you’re hooked. Try any drink on the extensive, spectacular cocktail list and you’ll be sold. This cocktail bar attracts audiences initially for its beauty and outstanding architecture but leaves you wanting more with each sip. Each and every cocktail is made by a team that pours quality, expertise, and hard work into every drink. If that’s not convincing enough, how about the promise of enjoying some of the best mojitos in the city on one of the most beautiful and terraces? The garden and trees provide shade in the hot summer days, and at night, the moon shines through the leaves for an enchanting and memorable experience.
Carrer de Francesc Tàrrega, 22
2. The Mint
Named after a staple ingredient in these beloved drinks, The Mint offers the perfect place to start your night out or as a stop on your bar crawl through El Born. The two floor, red-lit bar is always packed with locals and tourists, jamming to a playlist that is sure to please. The knowledgeable bartenders are open to help explaining the various spirits, or mix the perfect cocktail for you. Known for its gin cocktails and mojito-loving drinkery in this fun setting, The Mint has a little something for everyone.
Passeig d’Isabel II, 4
Whether you’re looking for a mid-day tea or a mouthwatering cocktail at night, Lupara is the perfect place for refreshing your taste buds. The funky interior is enough to wow visitors, but try one of their quality liquors or mojitos and you’ll be sure to return for more. For a reasonable price but a priceless experience, this vintage atmosphere, delicious tapas, and some of the best cocktails in the city make for a party to remember (and a party in your mouth!)
Plaça de Santa Caterina, 2
If you’re a newcomer to the world of cocktails, why not try the best gimlet in town- the name itself says so! This traditional drink of gin and lime juice is a perfect way to start your night out, or ease yourself into the universe of gin cocktails. And if you’re no rookie to cocktail menus, then choose from a selection of high-end refreshments, guaranteed to please your palette.
Their real specialty lies in the mojito, which is offered in flavours you wouldn’t even dream of. You can try mojitos with coffee, red berries, ginger or exotic fruits, so be sure to keep both your mind and your belly open. The simple decor paired with classic jazz tunes looks like a bar straight out of the 70s, creating a memorable experience- both for your vacation and your tastebuds
Carrer de Santaló, 46
5. Rosa Negra
If the colourful walls and funky decor don’t steal your heart, the food and drinks are sure to. This Mexican restaurant in the Gothic neighborhood offers more than just a meal out on the town- it is an experience that is sure to leave you with a full belly and a happy heart. Take a seat at the large, L-shaped bar and choose from classic cocktails made to perfection. With the perfect combination of mint and run and just the right amount of lime, it’s almost impossible to have just one mojito. If your tastebuds are itching for more, take a seat at a table on one of the two vibrant floors and indulge your senses. Be sure to go early or make a reservation, this place fills up quick and trust us, no one is in any rush to leave.
Via Laietana, 46