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World's Largest Mojito Mixed In Pusiano, Italy, For New Guinness Record (VIDEO)

07/18/2011 03:43 pm ET | Updated Sep 17, 2011

It's not just a mojito -- it's the "mojitisimo."

Liquor-lovers in Italy have concocted the world's largest glass of mojito, according to the Guinness World Records website.

A team of cocktail connoisseurs made history on July 14 by creating a 1,300-liter version of the Cuban mixed drink, made from rum, sugar cane juice and mint.

Bartenders from The Raptor Ltd. and Cafe Eupili were careful to use the proper portions of ingredients, reportedly spending 75 minutes mixing the giant beverage.

They prepared the minty drink in front of a crowd of around 4,000, who gathered to watch the record attempt inside a former quarry near Lake Pusiano, according to the Guinness World Records website (translated to English).

The huge cocktail bests a previous record of 877 liters, set in Italy in 2010.

Making such a giant mojito is a big accomplishment -- but it wasn't this month's only record-setting comestible.

A team of 245 volunteers prepared the world's largest hot dog in Paraguay, SkyNews reports. The hot dog stretched some 668 feet, easily beating a 492-foot dog that previously held the record.

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