Why you need a Mojito

Atomic Koi sign                                                                                 Photo by Lynne Everson



When I think of summer, beyond the obvious sun, warmth, pools, and beaches, I always think of yummy refreshing drinks.  

One of my favorites...

...the MOJITO!

Every bar will make their Mojitos different, and I tend to steer clear of any made from that godawful mix.


But let me tell you, the best Mojitos I have had, (definitely the best in Madison) are from Atomic Koi in Fitchburg, Wisconsin.

Made from scratch, in Classic, or 8 other delicious flavors...

...they are all AMAZING.


In Fitchburg, the Atomic Koi has a very modern, dimly lit, laid back feel with jazz playing (but they have a jukebox if you prefer other genres).  

It isn't super busy so you don't need to wait long for a drink ever 👍👍👍! I have had the pomegranate previously, but this time I had the Mango and my fiancé had the Classic, which he generously shared about half with me.  (Oops!)

(Sunday Funday, am I right?)

And there are plenty of places to sit, including cozy booths for smaller or medium groups. They have an awesome patio for the warmer months, but they also have a room for shuffleboard and pool, as well as a little area you can play board games that they provide.

It's definitely a very chill place to have yummy drinks and lose track of time.

You can play shuffleboard!                                                                                                                                                                                              Photo by Lynne Everson

The Classic Mojito is the perfect balance that you would want in a mojito.  Refreshing, sweet (but not too sweet), strong (but not too strong), just all around delicious.  And the mango really adds another layer of tropical goodness into it all.

Yummy Mojito!                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Photo by Lynne Everson

Just because I (dramatic pause) am THE Goddess of Wine and Spirits (what an effing awesome gig!!!!), I had to try another fun looking specialty cocktail on the menu.

The Pixie Stick Martini.  🙌🙌🙌

The Pixie Stick Martini.  Wha-what!                                                                                                                                                                                    Photo by Lynne Everson


Made with Absolut®️ Citron, Absolut®️ Berry Acai, Three Olives®️ Purple, Sour and 7up®️, it legit tasted like an alcoholic grape pixie stick.


It is definitely strong though, so it is not for the faint of heart!

Overall, I love the Atomic Koi.  I have been there several times and will continue to go there, especially when the urge for a Mojito comes a knockin'!

Also, when you are leaving, delightfully tipsy, waiting for you Uber to take you safely home, grab a pizza next door from The Roman Candle (I recommend their signature, The Roman Candle) and thank me later!

        By Lynne Everson

        By Lynne Everson