Mojitos probably don't spring to mind for most when thinking happy hour and Haiti, but I've come to closely associate the two over my recent travels here. Reason: the fabulous Mojito Night held every Tuesday at The Marriott Port-au-Prince, my top hotel choice when visiting Haiti's capital.
The many different varieties of mojito served up here have spurred me to seek out additional new and inventive mojito mixes in other parts of Haiti. My latest favorite: the Hibiscus Mojito.
I found it at Les Jardins du Mupanah, the newest fine dining lunch hot spot in the heart of the historic Champs de Mars section of Port-au-Prince. Rhum Barbancourt blanc, mint, lime, and a proprietary house hibiscus syrup combine marvelously to make this tasty tipple.
Learned West Indian palates will associate the overall flavor with that of Sorrel, the ravishing red Holiday Season drink made from seasonal flowers of the same name that are a close cousin to the hibiscus. This mojito, though, is lighter than Sorrel; more frothy and refreshing, though still packing a nice punch.
Sweet and satisfying, the Hibiscus Mojito at Les Jardins du Mupanah is my new must drink in Port-au-Prince.