National Mojito Day is Sunday, July 11th this year. My favorite rum cocktail has a national holiday! Oh Yeah!
The Mojito is a great summer rum cocktail that can be made with any kind of fruit.
Sunday July 11th is the perfect day to sit back by the pool or on the deck and sip on a Mojito as you relax on Sunday afternoon.
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What is a Mojito?
You may have enjoyed a traditional Mojito if you have ever visited or vacationed in Key West.
The classic Mojito is associated with Ernest Hemingway and most of us know the history connecting the famous author with his beloved Key West.
Although some claim the story behind Ernest Hemingway and his love of a traditional Mojito is just a myth.
Actually, the Mojito was used as a marketing ploy by a Key West Bar. I was actually a little sad when I read about it.
I'm not sure if the connection between Ernest Hemingway and the Mojito is a myth or not. Who knows for sure?
Since we have National Mojito Day on July 11th we have a good excuse to raise a glass to the famous author and enjoy a pretty tasty rum cocktail just the same.
What we do know for sure is that the birth place of the classic Mojito is Havana, Cuba and it is one of Cuba's oldest cocktails.
The Mojito possibly dates back to the ""16th century when Sir Francis Drake, created an early version of the mojito called "El Draque" out of aguardiente (a crude form of rum) sugar, lime, and mint. Others say the drink was invented by slaves working in the Cuban sugar cane fields.""
Regardless of the history of the Mojito it is one of my favorite summer cocktails.
I don't need to know the history or the tale of Ernest Hemingway to enjoy a Mojito.
I've fallen in love with this rum cocktail and must tell you my favorite Mojito is a Coconut Mojito made with coconut rum and coconut milk.
I fell in love with the Coconut Mojito when I first tried one at Bahama Breeze. I had to come up with a copycat Coconut Mojito so I could enjoy one at home any time I wanted.
Celebrate Mojito Day with a fruity Mojito
Below you will find the recipes to make a Mojito with all my favorite fruits.
Strawberry Mojito: Take advantage of strawberry season and mix up a Strawberry Mojito to celebrate.
Blueberry Mojito: These little jewels of summer make a perfect summer Mojito.
Pineapple Sage Mojito
Pineapple Sage Mojito: This amazing pineapple Mojito is for the true mixologist. You will need fresh pineapple sage leaves. Plant this herb in your garden so you can enjoy this herbal infused Mojito any time.
Sweet Cherry Mojito
Sweet Cherry Mojito: Sweet summer cherries are the star of this Mojito.
Pomegranate Cherry Mojito
Pomegranate Cherry Mojito: This cherry mojito is made with Pomegranate liquor and white rum.
Mango Mojito: Mangos are in season this month so it is the perfect time to try this tropical Mango Mojito recipe.
Coconut Mojito: One of my favorite Mojitos is a Coconut Mojito.
I had it for the first time at Bahama Breeze. I loved it so much I made a copycat recipe so I could enjoy one at home.
Frozen Mojito Popsicles
Cool off in the hot summer heat with these adult only coconut mojito cocktail ice pops.
Coconut Mojito Ice Pops
What better way is there to cool off on a hot summer afternoon than to enjoy a frozen boozy popsicle?
Virgin Mojito Ice Pops
These virgin mocktail Mojito ice pops are kid friendly.
More summer cocktails
Check out some of my other summer cocktails you can sip on.