Definition of mojito in English:


nounplural noun mojitos

  • A cocktail consisting of white rum, lime or lemon juice, sugar, mint, ice, and sparkling water or club soda.

    ‘No matter what time of year you go to Cuba there will be music and wonderful cocktails - Cuba Libres, daiquiris and mojitos - based on the island's native rum.’
    • ‘Mint fans should try a mojito, the classic rum cocktail of Cuba, another delightfully decadent holiday drink.’
    • ‘We got pitchers of mojitos and sangria, and I was tipsy in about three minutes.’
    • ‘With a cocktail list that has everything from a peppered strawberry martini to a passionfruit mojito, you can get your five portions of fruit and veg without resorting to salad.’
    • ‘‘That doesn't make sense,’ Raoul said to me one evening over mojitos, the Cuban national cocktail.’



/mōˈhēdō/ /moʊˈhidoʊ/


1930s Cuban Spanish, from mojo + diminutive suffix -ito.