August 31, 2022 3 min read
Today, the classic Cuban mojito has been around for centuries, with roots dating back to the 16th century. It is said that the original drink was created by a pirate called El Draque, who was sailing near Havana. Pirates at that time often suffered from scurvy and dysentery, due to a lack of proper nutrition and hygiene. It is believed that El Draque used the mojito to help treat these diseases.
Over time the drink was tweaked and eventually made as a refreshing cocktail called the mojito. The mojito cocktail we know and love typically has white rum, sugar cane, lime juice, mint leaves, and sparkling water.
Another story goes that the beloved author, Ernest Hemingway, enjoyed drinking mojitos regularly at his favorite bar, La Bodeuguit del Medio. His love of mojitos is believed to have played a big role in popularizing the cocktail in the United States.
Whether or not this is true or not, one thing for sure is that it is nearly impossible to learn about the history of mojitos without someone bringing up Hemingway. There are even mojito recipes named after him today as the drink continues to be a favorite across the country.
During the past few years, non-alcoholic beverages have been trending and becoming favorites to enjoy with friends. There is now a major market in the beverage category as more people become more health conscious.
With more attention to find higher-quality ingredients, people are looking for products that fit their lifestyle choices that are focused more on their health and wellness.
Kombucha is a tasty mixer to use for mocktail favorites especially when mixed with fruit juices and sparkling water. Wonder Drink’s kombucha is a non-alcoholic and organic prebiotic that’s light, fruity, and refreshing. Enjoy a mojito mocktail that fits your life and promotes a healthier you with a healthy gut.
Are you looking for a fruitier mix to try out? We recommend adding strawberries in your mojito as a refreshing balance between the kombucha, lime, and mint. Adding strawberries into your mix is great during the warmer months as you take in the sunshine. Strawberries are also an excellent addition during cooler months because they are rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C can help boost your immunity. Our favorite berry is rich in fiber and is great to add to your diet to improve your digestive health.
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