You Are The Mint To My Mojito!

Mojito

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Mojito

Day 234 / 365

When life hands you lemons, find someone with tequila and salt!

Interesting Fact: Havana is the birthplace of the Mojito, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate. One story traces the Mojito to a similar 16th century drink known as “El Draque”, after Francis Drake.[4] In 1586, after his successful raid at Cartagena de Indias Drake’s ships sailed towards Havana but there was an epidemic of dysentery and scurvy on board. It was known that the local South American Indians had remedies for various tropical illnesses; so a small boarding party went ashore on Cuba and came back with ingredients for a medicine which was effective. The ingredients were aguardiente de caΓ±a (a crude form of rum, translates as fire water from sugar cane) added with local tropical ingredients; lime, sugarcane juice and mint.[8] Drinking lime juice in itself would have been a great help in staving off scurvy and dysentery.[9] Tafia/Rum was used as soon as it became widely available to the British (ca. 1650). Mint, lime and sugar were also helpful in hiding the harsh taste of this spirit. While this drink was not called a Mojito at this time, it was still the original combination of these ingredients. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojito )

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12 Comments

  1. Good to know where mojito was came from, but I hate this drink first time iget drunkafter after two pitcher of mojito drinking with my friend

    • Thank you very much for stopping by and checking out my work. I am happy to share this information with you. And thank you for sharing your monito experience. πŸ™‚

    • Hahaha, you are right that is a great way. Next time I will fill ill I will test that out. Thank you for stopping by and checking out my work. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you very much, it makes me super happy to see that you enjoyed my blog. Your comments just made my day. Thank you again and I will do my best to continue entertaining you. πŸ™‚

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