Mojito meaning

mō-hētō
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A cocktail made of rum, sugar, lime juice, crushed mint leaves, soda water, and shaved ice.
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An iced cocktail made of white rum, soda water, sugar, lime juice, and crushed mint leaves.
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A Cuban cocktail made from rum, lime, sugar, mint etc.
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Origin of mojito

  • Cuban Spanish from diminutive of Spanish mojo sauce from mojar to moisten, to dip from Vulgar Latin molliāre to soften by wetting moil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Cuban-Spanish mojo (“sauce"), from mojar (“to moisten"), from hypothetical Vulgar Latin molliāre ("to soften by soaking"), from Latin molliō (“soften"), from mollis (“soft").

    From Wiktionary