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Havana Especial

Havana Especial

Havana Especial

  • rum
  • Level: Easy
  • Prep: 3 min
This cocktail can be traced back to 1935, found in the classic La Floridita Cocktail book. It captures the traditional Caribbean rum and pineapple combination, with the Cuban fascination of Maraschino liqueur during that era.


  • 1 1/2 parts HAVANA CLUB Añejo Blanco rum
  • 1 1/2 parts Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 parts fresh Lemon juice 
  • 1/2 parts Simple syrup


  • Highball glass
  • Jigger
  • Shaker
  • Hawthorne strainer

How to Mix

  1. Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice
  2. Shake and strain over a highball glass filled with ice
  3. Garnish with a pineapple leaf

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