The mojito’s beginnings are shaded with prohibition, rum running and Cuban communism. The story goes that during prohibition, hundreds of wealthy Americans were travelling from Miami to Cuba to drink at the many non prohibition bars. Bars like El Floridita where the Daiquiri and Ernst Hemmingway became famous and of course the birth place of the Mojito, Bodeguita del Medio. I have heard rumors that del Medio uses at least 35 bunches of mint a day, that’s a hell of a lot of Mojito’s. It is thought that the Mojito is an adaptation of the classic Mint Julep, a mixture of bourbon, mint and soda. Whatever its origins, it is becoming a classic of the cocktail scene, when properly made is extremely pleasurable.