5 Facts about Mojito

1. This mixed drink is more than 500 years old. 

The history of this aged drink is a mystery, but most people say that it was introduced in the 1500s, making it one of the oldest mixed drinks still consumed today

2.  Mojito Was Born in Cuba

There are many theories on exactly where in Cuba the drink was originated, from the cane fields themselves to the bars pouring out the rum as a byproduct that came from them. But Cuba is inarguably believed as the motherland of the Mojito.

3. James Bond (and Halle Berry) helped make them popular again.

Pierce Brosnan’s Bond enjoys a mojito while talking with Jinx (Halle Berry) in the 2002 movie Die Another Day. The scene led to a spike in popularity for the otherwise underappreciated drink and the sales if the drink increased too.

4. Five ingredients of Mojito

It is prepared from five basic ingredients. They are white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water and mint. Traditionally sugarcane juice is used in place of sugar and spearmint or yerba buena are used in the original Cuban recipe. It contains only about 10% of alcohol.

5. A most popular drink in Britain and France

As per a report back in 2014, more than one of five bars or pubs in Britain serves it. Thus, it became the most popular drink in the country. Market research company Nielsen surveyed 1000 persons between 18 and 60 years old to find out Mojito is also the most popular drink in French. The survey reported that every third consumer of French prefers it over any other cocktail drink.

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