"The mojito (mo-hee-toe) was concocted in the 17th century by Sir Francis Drake. While crusading around the Caribbean when his stock of whiskey ran dry (which he always drank with mint and a little sugar water), Sir Francis substituted rum for his whiskey and the mojito was born." Officially, however, Cuba claims to have invented the mojito in the teen years of the 20th century. It was one of Ernest Hemingway's favorite libations when he visited La Bodeguita in Havana. This recipe is from "The Florida Keys Cookbook"