National Mojito Day is celebrated on July 11 each year, honouring the refreshing Cuban cocktail that has become a favourite worldwide. This iconic drink, traditionally made with five key ingredients—white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint—has a history dating back to the 16th century. Originating in Cuba, the mojito has evolved over time, gaining popularity for its crisp, citrusy flavour and the cooling sensation it offers on hot summer days. National Mojito Day: Quick Guide To Make Classic Mojito at Home and Enjoy the Cocktail Beverage With Family and Friends.

To celebrate National Mojito Day, enthusiasts and bartenders alike often gather to mix up variations on the classic recipe. Some may add fruits like strawberries or mangoes for a fruity twist, while others might experiment with different types of rum or sweeteners. The mojito's versatility and simple preparation make it a staple at beach parties, barbecues, and cocktail lounges, embodying a laid-back vibe that complements its tropical origins. As you observe National Mojito Day 2024, we at LatestLY have compiled a collection of 5 Mojito facts that you must know on this day. Five Refreshing Mojito Recipes That You Can Prepare and Celebrate the Day.

Historical Roots: The Mojito's origins can be traced back to 16th-century Cuba when it was initially consumed for medicinal purposes. The combination of mint, lime, and sugar was believed to have healing properties, especially for sailors suffering from scurvy.

Ernest Hemingway's Favourite: Famous writer Ernest Hemingway was known to be a fan of the Mojito. He frequented La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba, where he enjoyed the cocktail. This association has made the Mojito even more iconic in literary and cultural circles.

Original Recipe: The classic Mojito recipe includes five main ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime juice, soda water, and mint. The mint leaves are typically muddled with sugar and lime juice to release their flavour.

Variations Worldwide: While the classic Mojito recipe remains popular, there are countless variations enjoyed globally. Some variations include using different types of rum (such as dark or flavoured rums), adding fresh fruits like berries or mango, or even substituting soda water with ginger beer for a spicier kick.

Popularity Spike: In recent years, the Mojito has experienced a resurgence in popularity, becoming a staple in many cocktail menus worldwide. Its refreshing taste and relatively simple preparation have contributed to its widespread appeal among casual drinkers and cocktail connoisseurs.

These facts showcase the Mojito's rich history, cultural significance, and enduring popularity as a beloved cocktail enjoyed by many around the world. Wishing everyone a Happy National Mojito Day 2024.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on Jul 11, 2024 08:20 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website