Photographer's Note

Come and have a Mojito, or two, with me...

This picture was taken at the famous La Bodeguita del Medio where Mr. Ernest Hemingway would go and drink his daily Mojito when he lived in Cuba. As you can see, the drink is very popular and these bartenders prepare them non stop.

The Mojito :

First off, the mojito has a legendary history of its own; the buccaneering lore behind this particular drink is noteworthy. There's much debate as to when exactly the mojito was invented and by whom. Many claim it was crafted in Cuba in the late 1800s. Others elaborate on this theory saying that the mojito was the preferred beverage of Sir Francis Drake as early as the 1500s. According to The Mojito Company's website, it was English pirate Richard Drake who prepared the first version of the drink using aguardiente (in Spanish that means fire water- the HARD liquor of choice in Colombia), an unrefined kind of rum that he mixed with some sugar, lime and mint. Originally named "El Draque" (or the Dragon after his boss Sir Francis), story has it the swashbucklers introduced the drink to Cuba on their treasure-hunting exploits through the Caribbean and Latin America.

from this web site

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