Mojito – Havana, Cuba
The Mojito is a descendant of El Draque, a Caribbean potion of cachaça, lime and mint that was supposedly invented in the 16th century to settle privateer (read: pirate) Sir Francis Drake’s stomach. It was eventually rendered a little less fearsome as El Draquecito. Whip yourself up a Draquecito with Barcadí rum, add a splash of sparkling water and serve it on some ice, and you’ve got something worthy of a new name. WHERE TO DRINK IT Arrive early at tiny, happening joint El Chanchullero de Tapas on the outskirts of the old town for a not-to-cloying mojito and tempting bar snacks.