One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cocktail consisting of white rum, lime or lemon juice, sugar, mint, ice, and carbonated or soda water.
- ‘‘That doesn't make sense,’ Raoul said to me one evening over mojitos, the Cuban national cocktail.’
- ‘With a cocktail list that has everything from a peppered strawberry martini to a passionfruit mojito, you can get your five portions of fruit and veg without resorting to salad.’
- ‘We got pitchers of mojitos and sangria, and I was tipsy in about three minutes.’
- ‘No matter what time of year you go to Cuba there will be music and wonderful cocktails - Cuba Libres, daiquiris and mojitos - based on the island's native rum.’
- ‘Mint fans should try a mojito, the classic rum cocktail of Cuba, another delightfully decadent holiday drink.’
1930s: Cuban Spanish, from mojo + diminutive suffix -ito.
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