This cocktail became popular around the end of the Spanish American war, the name Cuba Libre translates to "Free Cuba". It's basically a rum and coke with the addition of fresh lime juice. Easy and refreshing.
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.
You don’t have to be caught in the rain to enjoy this delicious Piña Colada made with Captain Morgan White Rum. But you could.
In his 2001 book Straight Up or On the Rocks, William Grimes claims that Ernest Hemingway "often worked his way through about a dozen of these lime slurpees, sometimes ordering doubles, which became known as Papa Dobles."
The Bahama Mama is a classic tropical rum cocktail. This drink's sweet blend of flavors will transport you to the islands even when it's not served in a coconut. A refreshing and easy-drinking crowd pleaser.
The oldest-known recipe for the mojito appeared as the Mojo de Ron in a 1929 Cuban guide called Libro de Cocktail (The Cocktail Book).
Made famous by Pat O'Brien's French Quarter Bar in New Orleans, a couple of these strong drinks might have you convinced you're as fluent in French as the locals.
Chances are you're no stranger to the daiquiri (neither was Hemingway). The writer's love affair with the quintessential Cuban cocktail began at El Floridita, and while he was single handedly involved in the trial and error of the many iterations that stemmed from the original, none have been as sweet (in a good way) than the Guayabita—which adds guava marmalade to the rum and lime juice mix.