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 Beginning with the cocktail reception's main activity: Grab a mojito and go on a scavenger hunt. Amber Elliott, Houston Chronicle, "Latin-American art, avant garde fashion steal the show at CAMH's "Another Great Night" in River Oaks," 22 Nov. 2019 In Cuba, a mojito is transformed into the Cubita: an edible sphere presented on a spoon resting in a cigar box that, once opened, permeates the air with a slightly woodsy aroma. By Danielle Bernabe, Fortune, "Around the World in 12 Cocktails," 28 Sep. 2019 On steamy days, the most refreshing drinks are icy cold and flavorful — like this delicious fresh-mint mojito. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Mojito," 28 Aug. 2019 And cocktails include the Mariel Mojito, which uses a native strain of mint traditionally used in a Cuban mojito., "Chef Jody Adams is joining the lineup at Time Out Market Boston (401 Park Drive) on Oct. 7, bringing," 3 Oct. 2019 The Roman chain offers a large number of daily flavors, with choices such as single-malt Scotch and chocolate, virgin mojito, hibiscus, Black Forest cake and tzatziki. Hadley Tomicki, Los Angeles Times, "Shiok! and its Asian street-food inspired menu sets up shop in Torrance," 24 Sep. 2019 The cervezas were cold, the mojitos tart/sweet, and the tables shaded by palapas overlooking the beach. Los Angeles Times, "On vacation in Puerto Vallarta? Head south on a jungle path for secluded beaches and pristine views," 7 Sep. 2019 Freeze it into ice cubes to spike mojitos and gin-and-tonics with a double dose of mint. Chopped and added to soft butter, the spread refreshes morning toast or pancakes and dinner’s steamed vegetables and grilled fish. Jeanmarie Brownson, Twin Cities, "Refresh your summer cooking with versatile mint for grilled meats, salads and tea," 18 July 2019 The grand staircase once again rises majestically from the lobby to the second floor, and guests sip mojitos and pisco sours in graceful arched loggias. Susan Spano, Los Angeles Times, "The Castañeda reopens in Las Vegas, N.M., thanks to an entrepreneur with a soft spot for historic hotels," 31 Aug. 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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7 Dec 2019

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“Mojito.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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