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Lake Tahoe Drink of the Week: Chart House’s Tableside Mojito Flight

Rob Galloway
rgalloway@tahoedailytribune.com

Chart House’s mojito flight has bukoo rum, and it is delicious.

One of the largest components of Tahoe's nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin. In our Drink of the Week segment, we'll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name it — to try during your stay in the region.

This week's drink is too much for one person to handle. The Chart House's mojito flight is made tableside, but only if you're sharing this with a special someone — or at least another person who's thirsty.

Why must it be two? Because this thing has bukoo rum and if one person were to drink it all straight to their dome they would not be able to navigate the Kingsbury 500. Responsibility first, people.

Speaking of rum, it all starts with an infusion of fresh mint, lime wheels and sugarcane. It piggybacks the tableside delivery and comes in very purdy repurposed olive oil canteens. This is the backbone for each cocktail.

Once the base for each mojito is poured into the glass, the rum jumps in the pool creating three unique drinking experiences.

Black & Blue: Made with real black cherry, real blueberry and mojito syrup, the fruit comes charging out of the chute like a rodeo bull, but then gives way to a fresh mint finish that takes me back to the days of those Double Mint gum commercials. Man, they made me want gum. Much like this makes me want another sip. I digress…

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Mango: Made with real mango and mojito syrup, upon first sip I could feel the sand between my toes, Bob Marley (or Jimmy Buffet, if you prefer) in the background and the sound of the waves crashing against little kids' sand castles. Not too sweet and just right for those people that have two thumbs and want alternatives to margaritas (this guy).

Blood Orange: Made with Pelligrino Aranciata Rossa and blood orange sour, this one is the black sheep of the three. It's not overly orange or bitter, but it carries a very crisp, citrus flavor. If the overall mojito flight were "Alvin and the Chipmunks" the blood orange would definitely be Simon. Simple and smart, but still rocks.

I honestly could not pick a favorite but if anyone wants to try but has nobody to try them with, I'll be your Huckleberry. Hey, that sounds like a flavor on a mojito flight. Take note, Chart House.

The Chart House is located at 392 Kingsbury Grade in Stateline, Nevada. For directions and information, you can visit them online at http://www.chart-house.com/locations/lake-tahoe/.