Did you know that there's a day devoted to celebrating the mojito? It's called National Mojito Day and it is observed on July 11 every year.

The mojito has been widely associated with Cuba, where it is believed to have come from. The famous drink has been around since the 1500s, which means people have loved it for more than 500 years. 

The term "mojito" came from "mojo," a type of magical charm or amulet from Africa. Many believe the drink's name was first introduced by the enslaved people who worked in Cuba's sugar cane farms. 

For many mojito lovers, the drink indeed works like magic. Just a sip of it is more than enough to freshen up anyone, especially on a hot summer day.

And if you wish to be enchanted by this cocktail this National Mojito Day, go ahead and prepare your own mojito at home. If you aren't sure how to do it, this classic mojito recipe is perfect for you. (Courtesy: Cookie + Kate)

Ingredients

  • 4 sprigs of mint
  • 40 ml of rum
  • 15 ml of fresh lime juice
  • 10 ml of sugar syrup
  • Club soda

Instructions

  1. Muddle three sprigs of mint between your hands and place them at the base of the glass
  2. Add crushed ice, rum and lime juice
  3. Top it up with soda
  4. Stir the mixture well
  5. Use the last sprig of mint to garnish your drink

If you want to make Bolivian Mojito, just follow the same steps but add 15 milliliters of Agwa.

Once you are done making your mojito and want to show it off on social media, here are a few fun captions that can go with your pictures. (Courtesy: Bustle

  • Mojitos and me, mint to be
  • You're the mint to my mojito
  • Mojito, lime yours
  • If life gives you lemons, return them, ask for lime, and make mojitos
  • Whatever is mint to be will be
  • I have a green smoothie every day. Oh, wait, the bartender said it's a mojito
  • I love you from my head to moji-toes
  • Mojitos give me encourage-mint to get through the week
  • It's plain to see, we're mint to be
  • Life is better with a cold drink in your hand
  • A cold drink is the answer to most problems
  • The best part about summer is in my hand
  • Blending is the only cardio I want and need right now
  • If you didn't drink from a bendy straw, did you even summer?
  • The only reason to buy a blender

Mojito_BayouWhite You can’t do better than a classic Mojito. Photo: Bayou Rum