mojito

noun
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

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Book ahead—it’s crowded and festive on weekends—and beware that the signature drink, a watermelon mojito, goes down all too easily. Sara Clemence, WSJ, "Puerto Rico on the Rebound: A Three-Day Getaway Guide," 26 Dec. 2018 From Monday to Wednesday, this River North spot is offering $6 classic mojitos with Don Q Cristal Rum, lime, mint and cane sugar (regularly $9.75). Hannah Steinkopf-frank, RedEye Chicago, "Stay refreshed with these National Mojito Day deals," 10 July 2018 Don't bother with the newfangled cocktails—you're not here for a shiso mojito or a (gulp) cherry Martini. Naren Young, Condé Nast Traveler, "19 Best Bars in Barcelona," 3 Mar. 2018 The Quantico star posted a photo of herself enjoying a cocktail that looks a lot like a mojito, though its exact ingredients are unknown. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Priyanka Chopra and Sophie Turner Are Literally Wearing Their Post-Bachelorette Party Hangovers," 5 Nov. 2018 As intoxicating as a sake mojito, Sayaka Murata’s Convenience Store Woman is a rare treat: a literary prize-winner that’s also a page-turner. Vogue, "The 17 Best Books to Pack for Your Summer Vacation," 8 Aug. 2018 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

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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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