The mojito — a classic summer cocktail with vague origins.

Public opinion indicates that the drink hails from Havana, but it is still the subject of debate whether native Cubans enjoyed the concoction of rum, sugar, lime and mint or it was instead put together by 17th-century European sailors as a means of preventing scurvy and dysentery. Equally discussed is whether a mojito should be shaken or stirred, blended or strained, bubbly or flat.

The good news is that there is no mojito police. For me, this drink means vacation, so just relax and enjoy its myriad forms.