Weird question – does a mojito originate from Cuba or Puerto Rico?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

well, I’m from PR and I don’t think that they are original from here, but made them with a Puerto rican rum like don q or Bacardi, I guess that will make them Puerto rican ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’m PR and you got me there. As Cachucha mentioned, usually it is made with PR Rum. Well if you get a recipe from Bacardi.com, then you can call it a PR drink ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Really?  in Puerto Rico most of us… drinkers… don’t like Bacardi at all, is Don Q all the way! but mojitos are mostly done with Bacardi, they market  that recipe really well!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’ve been told it’s Cuban.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Cuba! We have a really authentic Mexican restaurant in our neighborhood and Fiance tells a story about a time he went there with some friends and one of them tried to order a mojito, and the waiter looked at him and said “Do I look Cuban to you?” (They serve margaritas there).

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

No input here but mmm… now I want a mojito.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Wikipedia seems to think it’s a Cuban drink.

EDIT: I was curious and so I did some other searching, and it’s definitely Cuban. Sorry.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

Mojitos originated in Cuba.  The whole Bacardi thing makes people think they’re from PR though…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m Cuban, and I think it originated there, although we don’t claim it as “The Cuban Drink” that would of course be a Cuba Libre (aka Rum + Coke + Lime)

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Mojitos are so yummy – and i think the fresh, muddled mint will look cool and chic at your wedding!  I say go for it – just have them made with bacardi

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I don’t know but you just made me want one.  Strawberry Mohitos… I had pineapple mohitos at my wedding.  Yum!

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