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
Ice cube tray
How to Mix
Add all the ingredients to a cocktail shaker
Shake vigorously with plenty of ice
Strain into a coupe glass
Garnish with pineapple leaf
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Created in New York in the early 1900s, the iconic Old Fashioned is deemed 'the original cocktail' - a simple mix of whisky, Angostura bitters and sugar. But why not try it with BACARDÍ Reserva Ocho rum instead of whisky and call yourself a visionary.