MojitoImagine yourself sitting on the beach relaxing and enjoying the peace, listening to the waves from the ocean. What would make this better? How about a nice tall, cold Mojito?
It is a refreshing drink which consists of mint, citrus, and lots of sweetness! It was originated in Cuba and became famous almost world wide. Mojitos can be traced back as far as the 15th century. There are several theories as to how, and who, created the tasty drink to begin with, but whomever and however it was originated, it has become one of the most famous cocktails, and is most certainly a summer favourite with its copious amounts of ice.
There are numerous theories as to how the name Mojito came about. One theory is that it came from "Mojo" — which is a seasoning made from lime. Another theory is that Ernest Hemingway wrote on a bar wall "My Mojito in La Bodeguita, My daiquiri in El Floridita". Incidentally, the Mojito cocktail is believed to be Ernest Hemmingway's favorite drink.
Mojitos used to be simple, but now they come in a variety of flavours. Some of these flavours include Mango, Ginger, Watermelon, Vanilla, Pineapple, and Raspberry. Of course the original mint is still a favourite among many people. There are over 60 different kinds of Mojitos in the world today, with many of them trying endlessly to compete with the original recipe.
Making a Mojito is as simple as looking it up on the internet. You can find all sorts of flavours and even invent one of your own! Give it a try and amaze your family and friends. In fact, you can even impress that girl or guy you are dating, with your knowledge and skills of making fresh Mojitos. If you have never had a Mojito, it is recommended to start off with the original mint Mojito. This way you will get a taste of what they are supposed to acquire a taste for the original, before you can begin tweaking it to suit your own taste buds.
As with any alcoholic beverage, drink responsibly and enjoy — no matter how difficult this may be after your first sip!