My mojito in La Bodeguita, my daiquiri in El Floridita.

- Ernest Hemmingway


The drink could have originated with the African slaves while working in Cuba's sugar cane fields in the late 1800s

Or perhaps it is simply a descendant of “El Draque”, where the ingredients were kept onboard the ship for medicinal purposes.

Another possibility is that it was invented by the US Marine Corps.

Havana is the home of the Mojito with Havana club being the rum of choice.