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Mojitos at Farm

The Carneros Inn, with all of its understated luxury, is certainly one of the premiere places to stay in Napa. Not being a connoisseur of such things, however, I can more confidently attest to the cocktails served at its restaurant, Farm. Pictured here is their modification of Cuba's famous drink. It's called a cucumber mojito.


The cucumber mojito at Farm.

The key to it is not only the cucumber, but the fact that the mixologists dialed back on simple syrup, this reduction of sweetness clarifies the flavors and makes it all the more refreshing.

One note--you don't have to stay at the Inn to enjoy the cocktails—Farm has a spacious shaded (and heated, if necessary) outdoor patio, which is open to anyone who wants to sit, drink, relax and enjoy the bucolic surroundings.