Did you know that Sunday is National Mojito Day? Yes, it’s true, and we’re excited too! Sundays are for relaxing and catching up with family and friends. And, what better way to combine the two than stopping into your favorite Manchester Mexican restaurant, Mi Jalisco?
But before we begin the enjoyment of a refreshing cocktail and good company, let us take this time to provide you with a few fun facts about the mojito, of course.
Be sure to thank Cuba.
As one of the oldest mixed drinks still consumed, the mojito’s origins are a bit unclear. However, historical records date back nearly 500 years ago to Cuba. Perfectly paired with their authentic cuisine, if traveling to Cuba, you’ll certainly see just how much this drink is still loved.
Heard of Ernest Hemmingway?
American novelist, short-story writer, journalist, and so on – this famous author is also known for enjoying a cocktail or two. But, did you know that the mojito was one of Mr. Hemmingway’s drinks of choice? Spending many years living in Havana, writing some of his finest work, it’s no wonder the writer grew a particular fondness for this freshly handmade drink!
But, we must thank James Bond too.
Believe it or not, the 2002 movie Die Another Day brought about a noticeable spike in mojito sales. Why? Well, if you’ve seen the movie, you may remember the beachside scene with Halle Berry and Pierce Brosnan enjoying a, yes, you guessed it, mojito!
Mojitos are popular across the globe.
Beyond Cuba, we know the U.S. has open-heartedly welcomed the mojito. However, this cocktail is also a favorite in countries like Poland and Great Britain.
Did somebody say tequila?
While the standard version incorporates rum, the mojito can also be made with tequila. Popular in Mexican and Cuban restaurants, tequila makes the perfect change-up, especially when swapping out the base flavor.
In honor of National Mojito Day, stop into Mi Jalisco this Sunday! As the number one Mexican restaurant in Manchester, you can count on us for the best, most refreshing mojitos in town! We can’t wait to see you.