Five Quick-facts about Mojito you should know
Mojitos have origin in Havana, Cuba
Havana is known as the birthplace of Mojito, however, there are also theories that it might have its origin back to “El Draque”, a 16th century drink. Therefore, Mojito has a 500 years old history. It is believed that Mojito was actually prepared as a remedy to various tropical illness. There is also another theory of African slaves preparing it in Cuban sugar fields.
Five ingredients of Mojito
Mojito is prepared from five basic ingredients. They are white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint. Traditionally sugarcane juice is used in place of sugar and spearmint or yerba buena are used in the original Cuban recipe. Mojito contains only about 10% of alcohol.
Mojito was the favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway
This Cuban drink was among the favorites of Ernest Hemingway. It is believed that the drink was served to Hemingway regularly. The famous poet once wrote on a wall of a bar, “My mojito in La Bodeguita, My daiquiri in El Floridita”. This famous epigraph is still preserved in a La Bodeguita del Medio, which is a typical bar in Havana, Cuba.
Most popular drink in Britain and France
Per a report back in 2014, more than one of five bars or pubs in Britain serves Mojito. Thus, it became the most popular drink in the country. Market research company Nielsen surveyed 1000 persons between 18 and 60 years old to find out Mojito is also the most popular drink in French. The survey reported that every third consumer of French prefers mojito.
Rose Mojito and Virgin Mojito
Rose Mojito is a variation prepared with Lanique, a rose-flavored spirit. It was first created in Manchester at a bar named Albert’s Schloss. On the other hand, Virgin Mojito is the version which has absolutely no alcohol. It is also called a Nojito.