When life hands you lemons, give them back, ask for a lime, and make mojitos! It’s Mojito Day!
Fun facts for Mojito Day, July 11th
- In the 16th century, mojitos were believed to be medicinal cocktails which could cure dysentery and scurvy.
- There is some mystery as to the exact origin of the mojito.
While there are different theories for who created the first mojito drink, Cuba is accepted as the home of this refreshing cocktail.
- The etymology of the word “mojito” indicates both Cuban and African origins. Mojar in Spanish means wet, and Mojo is a word of African origin which means a magic charm, spell or talisman.
- The first written reference to to the mojito cocktail (by the name mojito) was in 1932 in Sloppy Joe’s Cocktail Manual.
- While some claim that the mojito was one of Earnest Hemingway’s drinks of choice, this myth has been debunked.
- The James Bond movies normally depict 007 drinking martinis – however in the 2002 movie Die Another Day, Pierce Brosnan (as James Bond) is seen enjoying a mojito in Havana.