When we talk about Cuban cuisine cannot fail to mention its delicious cocktails, especially those made on the basis of pure Cuban rum. Many of these drinks which now has international recognition, are prepared in most clubs and bars in our towns and beaches, because they are usually so refreshing. This time we want to meet with you our 10 most popular traditional drinks and most consumed according to experts. Of course, here are their recipes, but as we always recommend, nothing better to test them from the hands of our experts, and the most popular clubs and bars in the country.
Drink made with rum, ice (frappeado, or chopped), lemon juice and sugar. It is the traditional drink of the Floridita bar in Havana. There are several variations of this cocktail such as the Daiquiri Floridita, Hemingway Daiquiri, Banana Daiquiri or Strawberry Daiquiri.
Drink made with rum, sparkling water, sugar, lemon juice, ice and mint. This was the favorite drink of the famous writer Ernest Hemingway.
3. Cuba Libre (Cubata)
Is a cocktail made from a blend of rum and cola. In Spain it has been named as Cubata, and is the second name that is recognized more. Very refreshing drink which will incorporate a squeeze of lemon and some ice cubes.
4. Piña Colada
Although this drink was not born in Cuba, is already part of their tradition, and most of the Caribbean islands, it is not possible to visit Cuba without consuming it, by its exquisite blend of pineapple juice and coconut milk.
Cocktail sometimes used as an appetizer, because it includes in its ingredients Worcestershire sauce and hot sauce.
This refreshing cocktail should be prepared with a measure of black vermouth, white rum, a dash of grenadine, ice chips, and finally must be served in a glass with cherries and orange peel.
Drink made with coconut milk and sugar cane brandy or rum, and served with an absorbent in the same coconut which was prepared.
8. Cuban Ginger
Drink made with apple liquor and alcoholic Ginger Ale. It is recommended that the rum that is used in its production is the Havana Club Añejo 7 years.
9. Havana Loco
Fantastic cocktail made with rum Havana Club and rich tropical fruit.
10. Crema de Vie
Cold drink made preferably with condensed milk, syrup, egg yolk, vanilla and rum, brandy or alcohol.
There are other equally interesting traditional drinks and delicious but less recognized internationally, some of them are Canchanchara, Cult of Life or Havanisima, and can also be found in any region of the country.
Have you tried any of these cocktails? Our suggestion is position 1 Daiquiri, but we’d love to hear your thoughts.