The Spot: A fashion-forward crowd dances in Dior at this tri-leveled nightclub typical of the new Ludlow Street scene.
The Spin: Libation's O'jito ($11) complements the mint with orange-flavored rum and muddled tangerines for a more citrusy aftertaste then adds a splash of seltzer for zing.
• 137 Ludlow St., between Stanton and Rivington Sts., 212-529-2153.
The Spot: This tiny, hipster hangout exudes irony from the old-school board games to the Pepperidge Farm goldfish on the bar.
The Spin: King Size just introduced the Negril Sunset ($8), a mojito variation combining 126-proof Ray & Nephew rum and grapefruit soda. Apparently it packs such a punch that the bartenders are considering limiting the drink to two per customer.
• 21 Essex St., near Hester St., 212-995-5464.
The Spot: Be sure you're dressed to impress when stopping by this upscale, underlit and intimate Little Italy lounge.
The Spin: The Lychee, Strawberry, Raspberry, and Apple Mojito with fresh fruit puree gives the Cuban classic a tart makeover ($10).
• 389 Broome St., at Mulberry St., 212-941-9222.
The Spot: For most patrons, this lounge is a chic alternative to another night of boozing in Hoboken.
The Spin: Honey-infused vodka and ginger ale give the Sly Honey Mojito ($12) a syrupy sweet taste.
• 310 Spring St., between Greenwich and Hudson Sts., 646-546-5860.
The Spot: Way west nightclub where supermodels and Euros mingle amid the feng shui-arranged furniture.
The Spin: The Pineapple Mojito ($14), made with muddled pineapple and brown sugar, takes you to Havana by way of Hawaii.
• 323 W. Broadway, betweem Canal and Grand Sts., 212-334-2232.
The Spot: Dark, romantic, and often crowded LES lounge that sets the mood with scattered rose petals, plenty of candles, and Kama Sutra wallpaper.
The Spin: The Holy Moses ($10) has citrus juices like Libation's O'jito, but its tequila base (instead of rum) gives this version an extra kick.
• 16 First Ave., at First St., 212-677-9477.
Cabana at the Maritime Hotel
The Spot: Page Six celebs and industry know-it-alls party together at this Chelsea rooftop.
The Spin: One sip of the slushy, Frozen Mojito ($11) and you'll wonder why more bars haven't caught on to this refreshing, Coney-Island-for-grownups treat.
• 88 Ninth Ave., between 16th and 17th Sts., 212-242-4300.