mo·​ji·​to | \ mō-ˈhē-tō How to pronounce mojito (audio) \
plural mojitos

Definition of mojito

: a cocktail made of rum, sugar, mint, lime juice, and soda water

Examples of mojito in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The companies hope to target those who like to host parties but don’t want to stock a bar, don’t know how to make drinks or would rather push a button than spend time putting together a mojito. Joseph Pisani, The Denver Post, "CES 2020: Say no to junk food; machines make cocktails," 12 Jan. 2020 Blueberry mojito popsicles are just the tip of the educational-opportunity iceberg. Tribune News Service, cleveland, "Cooking on Quarantine: Stick it to lockdown with homemade popsicles," 14 Apr. 2020 The restaurant offers a combination of standard restaurant fare (steak and pizza) and Indonesian dishes (chicken satay and beef redang) and a good mango mojito. Debra Bruno, Washington Post, "In Bali, hiking a volcano to greet the sun," 13 Mar. 2020 Using the Highclere Castle Gin, Lady Carnarvon plans to fix herself a gin mojito. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, "You're Invited to a "Downton Abbey" Virtual Cocktail Party at the Real Highclere Castle," 17 Apr. 2020 Also on the menu are a few classic tropical drinks including a mai tai and a mojito. Justin Phillips,, "Sobre Mesa cocktail lounge to bring Afro-Latino flavors to Uptown Oakland on March 5," 25 Feb. 2020 For live music and drinks, Sia Kara does not disappoint (especially with its mango mojito). Kristin Braswell, USA TODAY, "Find the right Caribbean island, from luxurious St. Barths to budget-friendly Puerto Rico," 14 Jan. 2020 Canchanchara never became famous like the daiquiri or the mojito because those other drinks were popular among Americans during Prohibition who came to the island to drink. Justin Phillips,, "5 things to know about Sobre Mesa, an Afro-Latino lounge opening today in Oakland," 5 Mar. 2020 The sandwich comes with fried yuca and a slurpable mojito sauce. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, "El Cubano serving up soulful meats, soups and sides in West St. Paul," 8 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of mojito

1934, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for mojito

American Spanish, diminutive of moje, mojo citrus marinade, from Spanish mojar to moisten, from Vulgar Latin *molliare — more at moil

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“Mojito.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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