mo·​ji·​to mō-ˈhē-tō How to pronounce mojito (audio)
plural mojitos
: a cocktail made of rum, sugar, mint, lime juice, and soda water

Examples of mojito in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The mango mojito is thick and fruity, reminiscent of a mango lassi but featuring rum instead of milk and yogurt. Bon Appétit Contributor, Bon Appétit, 17 Nov. 2023 From shaking up martinis to muddling mojitos, this kit turns any gathering into a cocktail party. Poppy Morgan, Rolling Stone, 8 Nov. 2023 Kristiansen is behind the menu there, too, which features tropical drinks like frozen coconut mojitos and snacks like coconut shrimp and grilled octopus. Amanda Yeager, Baltimore Sun, 2 Aug. 2023 The unlimited passion fruit mojitos didn’t hurt, either. Alessandra Amodio, Travel + Leisure, 23 Apr. 2023 There's also a kids menu, a sweets selection and beverages fit for any Barbie fan, from the Think Pink margarita to the Beach mojito. Zoey Lyttle, Peoplemag, 10 Aug. 2023 Active Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins Servings: 6 Our recipe testers called this mojito pitcher refreshing and just sweet enough to leave you wanting one more glass. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 13 July 2023 Jackie Sandler, who has been married to Adam, 56, since 2003, appears in the trailer as a woman named Gabi, who rings the family's doorbell as Adam's character argues about whether the party should have a mojito bar offscreen. Tommy McArdle, Peoplemag, 10 Aug. 2023 Or the signature mocktail, a calamansi mojito, for a savory and sweet finish. Alissa Fitzgerald, Forbes, 17 July 2023 See More

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Word History


borrowed from Cuban Spanish, diminutive of mojo mojo

Note: The unsuffixed word mojo is recorded in the sense "bebida compuesta de ron, azúcar, limón y agua gaseosa" ("drink consisting of rum, sugar, lemon y soda water") in Un catauro de cubanismos: apuntes lexicográficos (Havana: 1923) by the Cuban essayist and scholar Fernando Ortiz, a collection originally published a year earlier in the journal Revista bimestre cubana.

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mojito was in 1934

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“Mojito.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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