A sip of Cuba with iconic cocktails

While I wait patiently for the opportunity to visit Cuba in 2016, I plan to enjoy a sip of Cuba at home with these iconic cocktails. 


A simple crushing of sugar, rum, lime and mint.
Servings 10                   
  1. Place lime juice, mint and sugar into a pitcher.
  2. Using a muddle stick mash to release mint oils, and dissolve sugar into juice.
  3. Add rum and lots of ice topped with club soda. Adding more club soda to glasses if a lighter drink is desired.
  4. Garnish with fresh mint and lime slices.

Cuba Libre

A high ball made of quality rum, coke and a lime.
Servings 1                    
  • 1 lime
  • 2 fluid ounces rum
  • 4 fluid ounces cola
  1. Squeeze the lime into a glass and drop in the lime shells.
  2. Smash them a bit.
  3. Fill glass with ice.
  4. Add rum.
  5. Top with cola.


A light, refreshing sweet drink.  If you don't have strawberries you can use mango, watermelon, raspberries or any other preferred fruit.
  • 4 cups strawberries, (or prferred fruit) frozen
  • 6 ounces pink lemonade, frozen
  • 34 cup light rum
  •   Cracked ice
  1. Combine in blender, process until smooth.
  2. Gradually add ice until desired consistency.
  3. Pour into glasses.

Havana Special

Iconic taste of Cuba.
  • 2 oz White Rum
  • 2 oz pineapple juice
  • Dash of Maraschino
  1. Shake over crushed ice in a shaker.
  2. Strain into a large highball glass over crushed ice.
  3. Add lemon or lime twist and serve.

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