The earliest mentions of the Mojito are from 1931 edition of the Sloppy Joe’s Bar Manual. It is definitely a Cuban drink and gained popularity as an alternative to the perennial favourite, the Daiquiri. However, the Mojito is a re-naming of the El Draque.
This beverage was mixed up by Richard Drake while serving under Sir Francis Drake, whose nickname was El Draque. We assume he had a fiery temper to match the fiery flavour of the first Mojito style drink.
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In 1931, Guy Menzies flied the first solo non-stop trans-Tasman flight (from Australia to New Zealand) in 11 hours and 45 minutes, and crash-landed on New Zealand’s west coast.