Joined: Jul 07, 2005
From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
|Posted: 2007-03-30 10:39 am  Permalink|
Some guy came in to FI asking for a Mojito made with dark rum, but he asked for it by asking for a Mojito Mulatto. He was completely taken aback that we didn't know the drink instantly by name. Anyone familiar with this drink name? He was from Georgia - maybe it's common in The South?
Additionally, I relayed this story to a Hispanic friend of mine and she gasped when I used the word Mulatto. I know the New Orleanian meaning of the word, because my grandpa, who was African-American, was from there: Mulatto is a term that has been used to delineate African American familial lines. I didn't realise that there are people who feel it has stigma attached to it. Anyone else have experience with this word?
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