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1885–86 Newton Heath LYR F.C. season

The 1885–86 season was Newton Heath LYR's third season of competitive football. The only competition that the club entered their first team in this season was the Manchester Cup, a competition in which they had reached the final at the first attempt the previous season, it was a case of "second time lucky" for the Heathens, as they went one better in the 1886 competition, beating Manchester 2–1 in the final to claim the first trophy in the club's history. The Lancashire Cup, which the club had entered and been soundly beaten in both of the two previous seasons, split into "Senior" and "Junior" competitions in 1885. Believing that the club's status was better suited to the Junior competition, the Heathens entered their reserve team for the 1885–86 season. After reaching the final of the Manchester Cup in 1884–85, the team would have been determined to go one better in 1885–86. Like the previous season, they were drawn at home to Eccles in the first round. Goals from Gotheridge and Watkins secured a 2–0 win for the Heathens and passage to the Second Round.

Only the results of the Second and Third Round matches remain, with Newton Heath beating Gorton Villa 5–0 in the Second Round and Thornham 10–0 in the Third. This set up a semi-final with Hurst to be played on a neutral venue in Salford. Gotheridge and Watkins were again on the scoresheet, Watkins getting a brace in a 3–1 win; as in the previous season, the final of the competition was played at Whalley Range, where Newton Heath were to play against Manchester. A strong wind and the incline of the pitch aided Newton Heath in the first half, they went into half-time 2–0 up, goals coming from Watkins and Sam Black. There was a certain amount of controversy about Watkins' goal, the Manchester players believing not only that Davies was offside before striking the original shot, but that Watkins had diverted the ball into the net with his hand. Despite the Manchester appeals, the goal stood. Farrington scored a consolation goal for Manchester in the second half, but Newton Heath managed to hang on for the win, the first trophy in their history

Mojito

Mojito is a traditional Cuban highball. Traditionally, a mojito is a cocktail that consists of five ingredients: white rum, lime juice, soda water, mint, its combination of sweetness and herbaceous mint flavors is intended to complement the rum, has made the mojito a popular summer drink. When preparing a mojito, fresh lime juice is added to mint leaves; the mixture is gently mashed with a muddler. The mint leaves should not be shredded. Rum is added and the mixture is stirred to dissolve the sugar and to lift the mint leaves up from the bottom for better presentation; the drink is topped with crushed ice and sparkling soda water. Mint leaves and lime wedges are used to garnish the glass; the mojito is one of the most famous rum-based highballs. There are several versions of the mojito. Havana, Cuba, is the birthplace of the mojito, it was known that the local South American Indians had remedies for various tropical illnesses, so a small boarding party went ashore on Cuba and came back with ingredients for an effective medicine.

The ingredients were aguardiente de caña mixed with local tropical ingredients: lime, sugarcane juice, mint. Lime juice on its own would have prevented scurvy and dysentery, tafia/rum was soon added as it became available to the British. Mint and sugar were helpful in hiding the harsh taste of this spirit. While this drink was not called a mojito at this time, it was the original combination of these ingredients; some historians contend that African slaves who worked in the Cuban sugar cane fields during the 19th century were instrumental in the cocktail's origin. Guarapo, the sugar cane juice used in mojitos, was a popular drink among the slaves who named it, it never contained lime juice. There are several theories behind the origin of the name mojito: one such theory holds that name relates to mojo, a Cuban seasoning made from lime and used to flavour dishes. Another theory is that the name Mojito is a derivative of mojadito, the diminutive of mojado; the mojito has been presented as a favorite drink of author Ernest Hemingway.

It has often been said that Hemingway made the bar called La Bodeguita del Medio famous when he became one of its regulars and wrote "My mojito in La Bodeguita, My daiquiri in El Floridita" on a wall of the bar. This epigraph and signed in his name, persists despite doubts expressed by Hemingway biographers about such patronage and the author's taste for mojitos. La Bodeguita del Medio is better known for its food than its drink. A survey by an international market research company found that in 2016 the mojito was the most popular cocktail in Britain and France. Many hotels in Havana add Angostura bitters to cut the sweetness of the Mojito. Many bars today in Havana use lemon juice rather than fresh lime; the "Rose Mojito,", a Mojito variation containing the rose-flavored spirit, was first created at the Albert's Schloss bar in Manchester, England. A Mojito without alcohol is called a "Virgin Mojito" or "Nojito"; the Cojito adds coconut flavor through the use of coconut-flavored rum. The South Side is made with gin instead of rum.

A dirty mojito calls for gold rum instead of white rum and to use demerara sugar. Demerara is a light brown refined, sugar produced from the first crystallization during processing cane juice into sugar crystals. Adding this to a mojito gives it a caramel-like flavor. A dark rum mojito calls for a dark rum to be used instead of white. In Mexico, tequila brand Don Julio offers the "Mojito Blanco" by replacing rum with tequila. In Peru, there are mojito variations that are made by adding fruits like grapefruit, called "Mojito de toronja", or with passionfruit, called "Mojito de maracuyá". Many restaurants serve them, these added ingredients enhance the cocktail and its original flavor; some other fruits are found in other mojito recipes: pears and oranges. Purees of such fruits may be used instead of the whole fruit itself; the strawberry mojito includes muddled strawberries. Caipirinha List of cocktails Mint julep Rum Punch Grog is a mix of water and lime, given as rations to British sailors in the 18th Century.

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