June 3, 2018

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The Classic Mojito

History Of The Mojito The mojito is one of Cuba’s oldest cocktails and comes from the African word mojo, which means to place a little spell. There are several accounts as to the origination of this drink. Bacardi traces the drink’s roots to 1586, when Francis Drake and his pirates tried to sack Havana for its gold. While the invasion …

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Cuba Libre (aka: Rum & Coke)

History Of The Cuba Libre Cocktail The Cuba Libre cocktail was invented around 1900 in Havana, which was during the Spanish-American War. Rum goes well with lots of soft drinks and there are many types of rum. This simple cocktail, is effectively a highball. The rum and coke probably would have come around sooner had the dark cola been developed on the island instead of …

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