Finding a tropical drink in a tropical destination seems like a no brainer. It’s a dime a dozen, and every bar and restaurant has its own spin on what makes a tropical drink “tropical.” Some use herbs fresh from the garden, while others are mixing mavens concocting the most decadent drink with the power of science. However, one of Miami’s most popular restaurants just sticks to the basics and turns out memorable drinks that keeps customers coming back for more.

Set not far off the water, Tap Tap encourages a tropical feeling with its brightly-colored walls, large murals and ambiance. Customers are almost guaranteed to find something new to try as they come in with the restaurant’s Haitian menu, and it’s the perfect way for any first-timer Haitian diners to get their introduction.

Tap Tap Restaurant serves classic drinks like rum punch and the Prestige, and now you can learn how to make their most-requested drink.

Tap Tap Restaurant
819 5th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 672-2898

Karen is the manager at Tap Tap Restaurant and she can testify that the diners come in not only for the great food but also for the tropical drinks. On FourSquare, Tap Tap is listed as the number one destination in Miami to get tropical drinks, and has received readers choice awards for “best Haitian restaurant” several times, as well as “best service.” But one of it’s biggest draws is its top-seller Tap Tap Haitain Mojito. Now you can find out how to make this popular drink at home or, better yet, stop into Tap Tap and try one out for yourself. While there, be sure you to try the fantastic Haitian dishes like Shrimp Kreyol, oxtail and, of course, griyo.

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Tap Tap Haitian Mojito


  • Fresh Mint
  • Raw Sugar
  • 1.5 oz. of Barbancourt Rhum
  • Fresh Limeade Juice


  1. Grind the fresh mint and raw sugar together.
  2. Add in fresh squeezed limeade to the mint and sugar mixture.
  3. In a separate cup, pour 1.5 oz. of Barbancourt Rhum over ice
  4. Then add the limeade mixture to the rum.
  5. Add a mint leaf on top for decoration
  6. Serve.

The secret to the tart deliciousness of the drink is that special Barbancourt Rhum, setting Tap Tap’s mojito far above its competitors and earning numerous accolades. It will make the perfect drink to serve at your next get-together, even a way to impress friends with your mixology abilities. Now you have the perfect way to relax and cool off after a long day this summer.

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Niema Hulin was born in Newark, NJ but raised in Lexington, South Carolina for the bulk of her formative years. In 2002, she moved to Miami after graduating from the University of Florida. Since then, Niema has worked in film, television and commercials as a Production Assistant and Production Coordinator. Some of her films have included Bad Boys II and I Am Number IV. Her work can be found at