Welcome to Havana ’59!
The string lights, crumbling plaster walls, palm trees, and aroma of cigars take you back in time to enjoy the tantalizing delights of a bygone era in Havana, Cuba.
The History of the “Mojito”
The Mojito was born on the Island of Cuba and is one of the nation’s oldest cocktails. The drink has a disputed history. Some say the drink was developed in the 1500’s when the famed Explorer “Sir Francis Drake” landed on the city of Havana. He created an early version of the Mojito called the “El Draque” out of quardiente ( a crude form of Rum) Sugar, Lime and Mint.
The Mojito rose to prominence to the international world when the renowned writer Ernest Hemingway became a fan of the beverage after visiting a local Cuban bar called “A Bodequita de Medio” and also consumed the drink in Key west, Florida.