About the fanlisting

A fanlisting is simply an online listing of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join. There are no costs, and the only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name and country. Fanlistings do not have to be large sites (although some are) - they are just a place where you can have your name listed along with other fans of the same subject. TheFanlistings.org is the original (but not the only) web directory for fanlistings, dedicated to uniting fans across the globe.

This site is a fanlisting, which lists only the fans of Mojitos, and it has been online on this collective since in February 2009.

The Mojito

A mojito is traditionally made of five ingredients: white rum, sugar (traditionally sugar cane juice), lime, carbonated water, and mint. Its combination of sweetness, refreshing citrus and mint flavors are intended to mask the potent kick of the rum, and have made this clear highball a popular summer drink.

When preparing a mojito, lime juice is added to sugar (or syrup) and mint leaves. The mixture is then gently mashed with a muddler. The mint leaves should only be bruised to release the essential oils and must not be shredded. Then rum is added and the mixture is briefly stirred to dissolve the sugar and to lift the mint sprigs up from the bottom for better presentation. Finally, the drink is topped with ice cubes and sparkling water, and mint leaves and lime wedges are used to garnish the glass.

The mojito is one of the more famous rum-based highballs in the world. There are several different versions of the mojito.

Cuba is the birthplace of the mojito, although the exact origin of this classic cocktail is the subject of debate. One story traces the mojito to a similar 16th century drink, the El Draque, in honor of Sir Francis Drake. It was made with tafia/aguardiente, a primitive predecessor of rum. Mint, lime and sugar were possibly used to hide the harsh taste.

Some historians contend that African slaves that worked in the Cuban sugar cane fields during the 19th century were instrumental in the cocktail's origin. Guarapo, the sugar cane juice often used in mojitos, was a popular drink amongst the slaves who helped coin the name of the sweet nectar.

There are several theories behind the origin of the name mojito, one such theory holds that name relates to mojo, a Cuban seasoning made from lime and used to flavour dishes. Another theory is that the name mojito is simply a derivative of mojadito, Spanish for "a little wet", or simply the dimunitive of "mojo" (wet).