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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:26 PM
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Bacardi Pays Town $5,000 To Change Its Name To "Mojito"
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BUENA VISTA TWP., N.J. -- Welcome to Mojito, N.J.

You won't find it on a map, but part of Buena Vista Township is now called Mojito, in a deal with the Bacardi rum people.

Town officials have gotten $5,000 from the distillery to rename part of town after the Cuban rum cocktail. The money will be used for recreation projects like new playground equipment.

The traditional Cuban drink is made from rum, mint leaves, lime, sugar and club soda.

A road sign along Route 40 promoting mojitos is already up, even though the renaming only lasts a couple of weeks. Bacardi will also be filming some commercials in the town.

http://www.wftv.com/food/3275595/detail.html
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:27 PM
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1. Mmmmmm... mojitos.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:29 PM
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2. oh shut the hell up
Edited on Thu May-06-04 01:29 PM by matcom
like YOU have ever had one :D
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:31 PM
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4. I'd say you've got your knickers in a twist...
Edited on Thu May-06-04 01:31 PM by Whitacre D_WI
...but you quite apparently aren't wearing any.

So I don't know what to say. :shrug:



Edit: I got it!



WHAT CRAWLED UP YOUR ASS?

:7
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:33 PM
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5. LMAO!
what if i told you that RJD HIMSELF made ME a mojito just last week! :D
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:34 PM
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6. I would say:
"That wasn't lime juice."
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:44 PM
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9. bet OZZY would have made it right!
:P
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:30 PM
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3. They already own their own island!
Cripes! Next they'll rename Rhode Island as "Daquiri" or something.

Mojitos are yummy, though. :9
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:34 PM
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7. A Mojito has to be made with Havana Club
Not Bacardi :grr: .
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:40 PM
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8. Hint to fellow Havana Club afficianados:
Look for a mojito "mix" (really the complete drink sans club soda) called "Mojito Club." Note that it's made by the same parent company that produces Mojito. Also note a very, very, VERY familiar character to the rum's flavor.

Also, too--google "mojito club" and you'll find an obscure newsletter from a Cuban-American group in Tampa, FL, which is boycotting Mojito Club because of its, ahem, dubious origins.

Methinks this made-in-Mexico mixer uses the real thing (Havana Club) as its base liquor. Don't know how this one has made it under the radar, but I KNOW what Havana Club tastes like, and Mojito Club is, well, wonderfully familiar.
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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 01:46 PM
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10. And here's a pic of the bottle...note the similar logos....
...of Havana Club and Mojito Club.

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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 02:16 PM
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11. a tiny bump....
in case fellow Havana Club fans haven't seen this.
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Kellanved Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:13 PM
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12. Thanks - I will keep that in mind
Of course I can simply go to the supermarket at the corner and buy a bottle Havana Club.
Or a few hundred meters more and I can get a very good one made by a professional barkeeper :P .

Is the mix any good? I mean I usually use fresh mint and fresh lime and am somewhat skeptic that a bottled mix can approach that.

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Shakespeare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 04:24 PM
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13. I think it's quite good.
But that's primarily because it has that Havana Club taste, I'm sure. Can't get my hands on HC in the states (though I did smuggle a bottle back from a cruise awhile back), but have been enjoying great quantities of Pernod's Mojito Club as of late. I don't like my mojitos to be TOO strong on the mint, and the mix has just exactly the right hint of mint for my taste. I mix it with club soda and squeeze in a lime wedge. :9
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