mo·​ji·​to | \mō-ˈhē-tō \
plural mojitos

Definition of mojito 

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

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Dishes include a Korean noodle salad, parfait made with summer berries, responsibly sourced striped sea bass, watermelon mojito and lavender coconut cold brew. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Oprah invests in True Food Kitchen, former Sam Fox restaurant that started in Phoenix," 11 July 2018 Paladar Restaurant and Rum Bar 2252 N. Western Ave., 773-252-4747 Buy one mojito and get the second for half the price at this Cuban restaurant and rum bar in Logan Square. Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "Stay refreshed with these National Mojito Day deals," 10 July 2018 Look for flavors such as mojito, cotton candy and mango-mint. Gwen Ashley Walters, azcentral, "Edible cookie dough: Where in metro Phoenix to buy dough that's safe to eat," 13 July 2018 Muddle mango with mint for a sweet spin on mojitos. Claire Perez,, "Claire's tip of the week: Say cheers to mango cocktails," 8 June 2018 The bar at Acú also turned out a cucumber margarita with good citrus balance and a flash of spice and a mojito swimming with mint and blueberries. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: New Dominion restaurant Acú Bistro Bar aims high but misses a few," 7 June 2018 Using GT’s Living Foods Kombucha, the Harvest Room’s new kombucha fizz cocktail menu features four selections, including a mojito made with regular kombucha, cucumber basil-infused gin and lavender honey syrup. Vickie Snow Jurkowski, Daily Southtown, "New summer cocktail menus make the most of seasonal herbs and produce," 7 June 2018 Drinks: Sip a mimosa spiked with persimmon liqueur or go with a Latin classic like a caipirinha or mojito, all of which are $9. Samantha Nelson, RedEye Chicago, "14 new brunches to brighten your Chicago summer," 31 May 2018 Find a number of mojito cocktails ($12) under the Swizzles menu. Grace Palmieri, azcentral, "Riot House bar and restaurant opens in Scottsdale ahead of Memorial Day weekend," 25 May 2018

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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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