mojito

Pronunciation: [moh-HEE-toh]

A cocktail made by combining lime juice, sugar and mint leaves in a tall glass, then crushing the mint slightly with the back of a spoon. The glass is then filled with crushed ice, a jigger of rum and, sometimes, a spritz of soda. Mojitos are garnished with a mint sprig.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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