Although the Mojito, favored beverage of "Miami Vice's" detective Sonny Crocket, only became popular among cocktail drinkers in recent decades, it can be traced as a staple of Cuban culture as far back at the late 1500s. A true mojito takes lime, sugar and mint, a large amount of rum and a splash or soda water. It was in Cuba at the La Bodeguita del Medio where Ernest Hemingway wrote on the wall of the bar "My mojito in La Bodeguita, my daiquiri in La Floridita."
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