The Vodka Mojito is just like a regular Mojito, except you’re using vodka instead of rum. Mh. It’s a delicious twist, it tastes a lot better and it is also easier to drink. Somehow lighter, in a way, than when it's made with rum.
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Havana is the birthplace of the Mojito but the exact origin of the cocktail is still being debated. There are several different versions and my favourite involves Sir Francis Drake. In the late 1500s, Drake finally reached Havana but he immediately discovered that the place was plagued with... how I can put it that? Health issues of a slightly inconvenient nature. Drake had some locals try and mix the ingredients they had available, rum and sugar cane and lime and mint, to see if they could find a remedy for that “inconvenience”.
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So a couple of years ago, I was at my best friend’s wedding and I asked for a Mojito. The bartender said she wanted me to try something different, a Mojito with a twist, “I’m going to make it with vodka rather than rum. Have you ever tried it?"
I’d never tried it, and it was open bar so why not? It was a mind-opening experience. Vodka Mojito is superior and I haven’t actually had it any other way since. Now I guess it’s possible that the Vodka Mojito is to Cubans what pineapple pizza is to Italians, blasphemy. I wouldn’t know, because I’ve never been to Cuba.