National Mojito Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts & How to celebrate the National Mojito Day

National Mojito Day is observed on 11 July 2020 to enjoy the super refreshing cocktail for summer and to appreciate one of the most perfect cocktail creations that offer a fine mix of barbecues and beach evenings. People enjoy the day, which falls in mid-summer, with the taste like a fizzy mint lime drink that's a bit sweet. Get the information about the history of National Mojito Day, facts & how to celebrate the National Mojito Day 2020 from this article.  

Keerthana | Updated Jul 09, 2020 11:56 AM

National Mojito Day 2020 - Important Date, History, Facts & How to celebrate the National Mojito Day

National Mojito Day 2020

National Mojito Day is celebrated on July 11 of every year across the United States. National Mojito Day 2020 is to celebrate the tasty and mint flavoured summer drink. On this National Mojito Day, people should take time to enjoy Mojito which is the perfect summer cocktail as it makes an ideal warm-weather cocktail.

The mojito is made up of white rum, sugar, lime juice, sparkling water, and mint. Due to its refreshing blend of sweetness, citrus, and mint flavors, this refreshing cocktail gains popularity in the summer. The Mojito offers a fine mix of barbecues and beach evenings. The lime wedges and mint leaves garnish a glass of Mojito filled with ice. For special summer combinations, a number of recipes add fruit to the Mojito. 

What is the history of National Mojito Day?

The creator and the history of National Mojito Day are unknown. Mojito was born in Havana, Cuba although its precise origin is the subject of debate. The story, however, almost certainly goes much further back. In 1931, Sloppy Joe's Havana Bar's free cocktail menu listed a pair of Mojitos which was one with gin and one with rum.

The dual recipe continued into the cocktail book El Floridita published in 1939 and the old-school bible of Cuban drinks. However, mixing lime, sugar, and mint is not particularly new, with a naval grog called El Draque which supposedly was created as a medicinal mixture by Francis Drake in the late 1500s. Mojito became popular in the beautiful Cuban capital of Havana in 1930, before becoming a global trend. Nowadays, a large number of varieties available in mojito such as Mexican Mojito, Virgin Mojito, Dirty Mojito, English Mojito, Mojito Royal, Greek Mojito, Malibu Mojito, Lychee Mojito, Pomegranate Mojito.

How to observe National Mojito Day? 

On this National Mojito Day, go to a nearby bar and have your favourite mojito. Some other ways to enjoy this day are 

  • Throw a party at home and make different varieties of mojito

  • Learn some tips and tricks to make the perfect mojito

  • Use #NationalMojitoDay on social media and share your celebration of Mojito Day

Mojito - Recipe

As easy and tasty as it sounds, Mojito is one of the favorite summer cocktails. First of all, the authentic drink requires ingredients of fresh quality, inspiration, and, of course, a mood for a party. Although the Mojito is slightly labor-intensive than other cocktails since it involves muddling the mint, the end result is a tasty, refreshing cocktail that can be enjoyed at any time of year. They are prepared in a variety of combinations and one of the basic preparations of mojito is discussed below.

Ingredients:

5 mint leaves, ¾ oz freshly squeezed lime juice, 2 spoons of caster sugar, crushed ice, 2 oz white rum, a splash of soda water, a sprig of mint to garnish.

Procedure:

  • Muddle the mint gently inside a shaker

  • Add the rum, lime juice, sugar, and ice and give it a short shake

  • Over fresh ice, strain into a highball bottle

  • Top with the soda club

  • Decorate with a lime wheel and a sprig of mint

Mojito - Facts

  • Mojito is over 500 years old and it is one of the oldest mixed beverages still being consumed today. Although the exact past of this drink is still a little unclear, it is believed that it originated in the 1500s

  • The name has African language origins. The name mojito derives from the word ‘mojo’ meaning talisman or magical charm. Some claim the name originally came from African slaves who had been working in Cuba

  • They used to use the mojito for medicinal purposes. Pirates used to make a drink with sugar lime, mint, and aguardiente to treat scurvy and dysentery for medicinal purposes

  • Most Americans know about mojitos, but many people do not realize that in Poland and Great Britain they are very popular

  • The mojito has so many different variations. By swapping the lime with other fruits

  • Since mojitos are very popular in Mexican and Cuban restaurants, a lot of people started making tequila mojitos

  • James Bond has helped make them popular once more

  • Poland searched the word "mojito" more than any other country in the world, according to Google Trends

  • Honey and ginger ale make mojitos better

  • Traditional ice cubes melt and cool your drink but an alternative has come up with the Huffington Post. The special Mojito cubes are used in the drink which is made of water, sugar and lime juice in equal proportions 

  • This Cuban drink was Ernest Hemingway's favourite. It's believed the drink was often served to Hemingway

  • More than 1 of 5 bars or pubs in the UK serves Mojito according to a report back in 2014

Mojito - Quotes

  • A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing and a mojito in your hand — Unknown

  • What’s your specialty? Oh, you know. Madness. Mayhem. Debauchery. And even with all that going for me, I can still make a mean mojito — Unknown

  • "The best brain freeze I'll ever have." — Unknown

  • "Life is better with a cold drink in your hand." — Unknown

  • "A cold drink is the answer to most problems." — Unknown

  • "It's never too cold for a frozen drink." — Unknown

  • "Girl, you look good, won't you back that glass up." — Unknown
     

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National Mojito Day - FAQ

1. How old is the mojito?

This blended cocktail is over 500 years old. This aged drink's origin is a mystery, but most are confident it was prepared in the 1500s, making it one of today 's oldest blended drinks.
 

2. What is Mojito made of?  

A mojito is traditionally made up of white rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint. It is intended to complement the rum by mixing sweetness, citrus, and herbaceous mint flavors.
 

3. Where are mojitos originally from?

Mojito was born in Havana, Cuba although its precise origin is the subject of debate. The story, however, almost certainly goes much further back. But Mojito became popular in the beautiful Cuban capital of Havana in 1930, before becoming a global trend.

4. How much alcohol is added in a mojito?

Mojito, a US standard drink contains about 0.6 fluid ounces (14 grams) of pure alcohol. It can be easily translated that each standard bar serving of a 6-ounce mojito cocktail containing 13.3% alcohol.