The rum-maker has made a plea to Apple for the emojito to be added ahead of National Rum Day this week (August 16).

Recently Apple has added mango, lobster and cupcake emojis and Bacardi says there's a need for a Mojito one because:

 

  • It is the number one most popular cocktail in the UK
  • It is one of the best-selling cocktails across the globe
  • It is one of the oldest mixed drinks on the market, dating back to the 16th Century

 

Barcardi has written a letter to Apple stating its case and is asking for support from rum and cocktails fans on social media, urging them to voice their support using the hashtag #MakeMineAnEmojito to help the bid on Thursday (National Rum Day).

"With the Mojito being one of the best-selling and most widely loved cocktails around, it only seems natural to add it to the emoji list," said Shervene Shahbazkhani, UK head of advocacy at Bacardi.

"We're surprised it doesn't exist already and hope Apple consider it as a new addition after reading our letter!"