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It's never too cold for mojitos

Eight hours in the saddle (or at the keyboard) can make a man mighty thirsty.

After work yesterday, I needed the good stuff, so I met up with some folks at Sascha's 527 for happy hour. On my way in, I spotted a sweet special on the chalkboard -- $4 mojitos from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Consider my curiosity piqued. 

Y'all know I like mojitos. But I don't want to be caught drinking out of season

Still, I couldn't resist asking the bartender why he was serving mojitos when it was freezing outside. He shrugged, and said it's never too cold for mojitos.

Consider me convinced.

The bartender (who said they run the mojito special about once a week) made it just the way I like it -- not too sweet, with simple syrup, a handful of muddled mint and lime, Bacardi rum and a splash of club soda. It was scrumptious ...

I ordered Amie a glass of petite sirah, which, at the bartender's recommendation, was silky yet still full-bodied. Oh, and it only cost $6. Thanks, happy hour.

In fact, one mojito, two tall glasses of petite sirah, one Brooklyn Lager and two small plates (fish tacos and bison sliders) cost less than $40, with tip. I love Baltimore.

I've been to Sascha's for lunch before, but never drinks. I liked the cut, artsy bar area at the rear of the building. Typically when you walk into a restaurant, the bar snakes along the side near the front. At Sascha's the drinkers have their own little section. After one night there, I'll be back for more.

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