Infographic on the chemistry of a mojito. Some key chemical components of rum, mint, lime and brown sugar are detailed with chemical structures.
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It’s Friday, and it’s National Mojito Day tomorrow (July 11)! Here’s a look at some of the chemistry that goes into this popular cocktail.

There’s a lot more on the chemistry of both dark and white rums in this previous graphic.

[In all my excitement about National Mojito Day, I posted this a day early, but that just means it’s all ready for you to celebrate it tomorrow!]

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