Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille is celebrating National Mojito Day in July by giving away $100 restaurant gift cards, swag and free signature mojito glasses. The mojito madness begins Friday, July 5, and continues through National Mojito Day on Thursday, July 11.

The weeklong celebration includes a chance to win each restaurant’s grand prize – a $100 gift card, shirt and mojito jars – by guessing the number of miniature clay key lime slices filling a gallon mojito glass. Customers visiting Doc Ford’s four locations can simply scan the restaurant’s unique QR code and enter their estimation. Winners will be notified via social media July 12.

Restaurant guests also receive a free keepsake mojito jar on National Mojito Day, July 11, with the purchase of a mouth-watering mojito from the restaurants’ creative drink menu.

“Mojitos are a taste of summer, which we want to celebrate with a fun contest for our customers,” said Joe Harrity, a partner with HM Restaurant Group, which owns and operates Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille and Dixie Fish Company. “Our restaurants offer a flavor for every mood and every tastebud – from sweet and tropical to tart lime-forward traditional cocktails with muddled mint and gold rum. Mojitos pair well with our appetizers and dinner entrées.”

In addition to the island original, the restaurants feature flavored tropical mojitos made with Don Q pineapple, coconut or orange and locally sourced Wicked Dolphin mango rums. Doc Ford’s also offers the Deep Eddy lime vodka-infused mule mojito with a splash of ginger beer, plus the cool cucumber with a choice of Pearl cucumber vodka or 1800 cucumber jalapeño tequila. There’s also the summertime favorite raspberry lemonade mojito, a mouth-puckering combination of BACARDÍ raspberry rum, muddled mint, lime, lemonade, cranberry and a splash of soda.

Doc Ford’s and Dixie Fish Company, open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., are renowned for delivering a legendary guest experience.

Award-winning Doc Ford’s offers food with a unique balance of flavors inspired by the Caribbean Rim. Known for its sauces, spices, passion and signature Yucatan shrimp, Doc Ford’s is beloved by locals and visitors alike as a spectacular seafood restaurant. Established on Sanibel in 2003, the restaurant has expanded from its original location to three others: Fort Myers Beach and two in St. Petersburg, on the St. Petersburg Pier and in Jungle Terrace. A perennial Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice winner, the pier restaurant was named the No. 1 Best of the Best Restaurants for Everyday Eats in 2023.

An original Florida fishhouse and 2023 Yelp Top 100 Florida Restaurant, Dixie Fish Company’s origins date back to 1937, when it was primarily a fish market. Today, it’s an award-winning waterfront restaurant on Fort Myers Beach that serves delicious fresh food in an ideal location for enjoying the beach atmosphere, complete with live music and picturesque views.

Philanthropy and community outreach are engrained in HM Restaurant Group’s company philosophy. Proceeds from specialty cocktails at Doc Ford’s and Dixie Fish Company raise money to support children’s hospitals and water quality issues. HM Restaurant Group also supports local nonprofits dedicated to conservation, community and the environment. The “Ding” Darling Doc Ford’s Tarpon Tournament has raised nearly $1.3 million for Sanibel’s J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge since 2012. The 13th annual tournament will be held May 9, 2025.