HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – July 11th is a national day dedicated to that cooling, minty, lime-flavored cocktail called mojito.
The traditional Cuban highball is made of white rum, sugar or sugar cane juice, lime juice, soda water, and mint leaves that bartenders confuse as trademarks of the drink.
The origins of the mojito vary, with historians arguing that 19th century Cuban sugar cane fields were instrumental in the early days of the drink. Another story traces the beginnings of the cocktail up to the 16th century with similarities to a drink called “El Draque”, which was named after the English navigator Sir Francis Drake.
Still, here are five places in Houston that you can sip the mojito today:
- Reef’s 3rd Bar, Midtown
- Bar Boheme, Montrose
- The Flat, Hyde Park
- Grilling, multiple locations
- Trulucks, multiple locations
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