a cocktail made with rum, sugar, lime juice, soda water, and mint.

Origin of mojito

1930–35; < American Spanish, diminutive of Spanish mojo orange sauce or marinade < mojar to make wet Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for mojito

Contemporary Examples of mojito

  • I order a mojito, and we smoke some cigars and watch the crowd of stylish, late-twenty-somethings mingling poolside.

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    The Secret Speakeasies of Buenos Aires

    Jeff Campagna

    February 25, 2014

  • When Galliano sat down next to them afterward, he noted, a waitress came quickly with a mojito for the famous designer.

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    John Galliano in the Courtroom

    Tracy McNicoll

    June 23, 2011

British Dictionary definitions for mojito


noun plural -tos

a cocktail consisting of rum, sugar, lime, mint, and soda water

Word Origin for mojito

C20: Spanish, diminutive of mojo wet
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