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BACARDÍ Hotel Nacional

BACARDÍ Hotel Nacional

BACARDÍ Hotel Nacional

  • Rum
  • Level: Easy
  • Prep: 5 min
Named after the Havana hotel/bar that played host to a notorious set of celebrities back in its heyday, the Hotel Nacional cocktail combines Bacardi Rum, fresh juice and apricot liqueur. Bacardi Superior makes up the base in this recipe, which Charles H. Baker updated to Bacardi Gold Rum in The Gentleman's Companion book in 1939 and updated this succulent recipe this year to Bacardi Añejo 4 to bring more depth and wood notes to this Cuban classic.


  • 1.5 oz BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho Rum
  • .75 oz Pineapple juice 
  • .5 oz Apricot liqueur 
  • .25 oz Lime juice 
  • .25 oz Simple syrup


  • Shaker
  • Ice cube tray
  • Julep strainer
  • Champagne coupe

How to Mix

  1. Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker
  2. Shake vigorously with plenty of ice
  3. Strain into a coupe glass 
  4. Garnish with pineapple leaf