The original Mojito was invented by Sir Francis Drake!

The original Mojito was invented by Sir Francis Drake!

A mojito is a traditional drink with five simple ingredients: rum, sugar, limejuice, water, and mint. The mojito can be traced back to a 19th century drink called “El Draque” after Francis Drake who first came up with the concept.

Drake’s version was slightly different in that it didn’t have any water because it was usually unsafe to drink. Therefore it was pure rum. Drake then added limes to combat scurvy, which is a disease that comes from a vitamin C deficiency and affected many sailors.

The lime, and little bit of sugar that were added, also helped the drink to taste better rather than constantly drinking pure rum. This was “El Draque” which many historians believe led to the modern day mojito!

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