902 Whitehead Street ~ Across From The Hemingway House
The Mojito Bar & Café is located poolside in the Lighthouse Court Hotel, next to the Lighthouse Museum and the Hemingway House in Key West. It is open throughout the year and provides the perfect solution for those who want to have a few drinks or a quick lunch without moving too far from the sunshine and their chaise lounges! Please also check our Hotel Events page to see what poolside concerts and events are upcoming.
Food selections include fresh salads, flat bread pizza’s, sandwiches & wraps, tropical fruit & yogurt swirls, Abby’s homemade key lime pie, refreshing, fresh fruit smoothies and more. This month Scott is featuring a grilled chicken sandwich on toasted ciabatta that comes with a refreshing side salad & tomato basil vinaigrette; this dish is quickly becoming a guest favorite. Here are our specialty drink and bar menus.
We Have A Full Bar, But Are Highlighting Five Of Our Favorite Cocktails
Happy Hour is from 4pm – 7pm daily. Scott & Peter have great drink specials priced at $7 and the featured cocktail changes daily. Imported beers are fifty cents off and all cocktails made with well liquors are $6.
Not Quite Hemingway’s Mojito’s
The Mojito was a favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway who made the bar called ‘La Bodeguita del medio’ in Cuba famous as he became one of its regulars, and we encourage you to continue his tradition at our bar! We are currently featuring Apple, Orange, Lemon, Coconut, Key Lime, and Classic Mojito’s, sure to inspire you to write a novel or two!
Blue Island Iced Tea Cocktail
Our Blue Island Iced Tea is inspired by the beautiful blue waters and sky that we have on our Key West island. Our delicious, and slightly dangerous, version is made with Grey Goose Vodka, 1800 Silver Tequila, Bombay Gin and Blue Curacao. Ask Peter to make you one, or a few, and we think you will agree that our blue iced tea will make you feel like you are floating out on the water and dreaming under the sun.
Adalina’s Key Lime Margarita
There are many claims to the invention of the Margarita, but ours was created by Adalina de la Trini, her stage name, who was a frequent guest at Lighthouse Court in the mid 1970’s. Adalina wanted to add a twist to the classic recipe. Come taste ours and see if you know what she added.
Pineapple Upside Down Cake Martini
This is our guests’ favorite drink and we have to agree, it is, hands down, one of the most delicious martini’s we have ever tasted! Who can resist a pineapple upside down cake? Vanilla vodka, pineapple juice and grenadine make this a perfect way to enjoy a tropical drink and get the party started! Pietr can also serve this as a neat little shot that is sure to pack a punch.
Ramona’s Piña Colada
Some say we have the tastiest Piña Colada’s in paradise. We use Seven Tiki rum, both inside and as our floater, along with delicious creme of coconut, and pineapple juice that we serve either blended or shaken with ice. It’s the perfect tropical cocktail to sip poolside.
You might also want to try our Apple Jack Cider made with Bacardi Apple Rum, Captain Morgan and pineapple juice or the Coconut Cranberry Splash, our refreshing drink made with coconut rum, cranberry juice, club soda, and lime.
The Lighthouse Court Mojito Bar & Café Claim To Fame and Folklore
There was a buried treasure of gold pieces, dating back 300 to 400 years, discovered at Lighthouse Court Hotel during a renovation by a previous owner, about 30 years ago, in the area which is now the Lighthouse Court Mojito Bar & Café. As you may know, Key West has a long history of shipwrecks and piracy. Our pool and bar area is approximately 100 yards due north of the Key West Lighthouse. The Lighthouse area is the high point of the island, above the limestone bedrock and in soil that you could manipulate. This high point also never flooded during hurricanes and for this reason, they say, it was chosen to bury treasures.
Terrance Hill, a Key West man who worked for Sackett Enterprises, was searching in an 18 foot deep hole with an instrument called a ‘jigger’ for the fresh water level in an old well, when he dug up more than two pounds of 12-karat and 14 karat gold nuggets made from melted down, South American coins. Jim Pepper and his brother Kent, who lived in New York, owned the land and mineral rights to the property. As quickly as they were found, they were scooped up and stashed in a safety deposit box. When all was said and done, the brothers kept two-thirds of the gold and one-third went to the ‘gold diggers’, the name the construction workers had put onto T-shirts they wore as they dug. But how the gold got there is a mystery that has not yet been solved. You can hear this story around town, but no one will confess to knowing where those coins are today.
Cornhole Court Off The Pool Area
Near the pool bar, you will also find a hammock under the shade of a majestic ficus tree for lazy reading or taking a nap and a Cornhole game to challenge your friends and family! We also have Cornhole competitions for some hotel events where the winners win great prizes!
Come have some drinks and relax by the pool. All guests of any Historic Key West Inns hotels are welcome.