“Tienes un mojito, por favor?” Cuban Drinks Making

204 Chacón, La Habana, Cuba
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Entire Place / DRINKS MAKING
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1-10 Guests
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0 Bedrooms / 0 Beds
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About this listing

Cuban National drinks are heavy-on-the-rum drinks, and tend to feature the holy trinity of rum, lime, and sugar in various combinations. Most of them use Havana Club, though sometimes Cubay, Mulata or Santiago. We can make with you a Mojito, or a Daiquiri or a Ron Collins or a Cuba Libre (most often made with Cuban brand tuKola in place of “The Real Thing,” of course. However, tuKola uses actual sugar instead of the corn syrup-sweetened Coca-Cola, so there’s a case to be made that it’s better than Coke.) One of the wonderful things about drinking in Cuba is that almost every one of these basic drinks is made to a very high standard. Sweeter drinks such as the Mary Pickford and Havana Special (an aged-rum sour with pineapple juice and Maraschino liqueur) can be served very sweet indeed, in accordance with the Cuban palate.
What is included:
2 hours experience with professional barman on the rooftop of  Luxury Boutique Morro 2 drinks (you choose it and you make it) Lots of music, lots of fun

Drinks on menu:

 

Mojito (rum, lime, sugar and mint)

In terms of the Mojito’s history, we know it was invented in Cuba and that’s about it. The most oft-repeated origin story has the Mojito refreshing the 16th century’s most colorful privateer/slaver/admiral/politician Sir Francis Drake. Apparently the captain and his crew were plagued by dysentery and scurvy during their raids on the Spanish New World. In Cuba, they discovered a crude form of rum, lime, sugar and mint and called it a cure (at least for the terrible affliction of sobriety). Like all things regarding colonization of the New World, the reality is likely far more unpleasant. And if you’re curious about the Mojito’s fabled curative powers, bear in mind that Drake died of dysentery in 1596. History lesson aside, the Mojito is a quintessential warm weather cocktail, an invigorating combination of grog and garden served with Caribbean flair.

Daiquiri (rum, lime, sugar and it is shaken)

The Daiquiri is one of the most misunderstood, bastardized classic cocktails made today. Over the years, bartenders have warped the bright, citrus-forward cocktail into some sort of saccharine, blender-slush. Here’s the important thing to remember: A real Daiquiri has just three ingredients. It’s made with rum, lime and sugar and it is shaken—no strawberries, ice cream or blender required.      

Cubata (a Cuba Libre made with aged rum)

Since 1901, this traditional Cuban Cocktail passed to history as a typical drink of the island. Everything began at the entrance of the famous Coca – Cola to Cuba, with the collaboration of the American forces in the Hispanic-American war. To celebrate the victory, Cubans and northamerican soldiers gathered in a bar of Old Havana. Captain Russell entered the bar and ordered run and Coca- Cola, the barman prepared his drink and the rest of the people there felt so curiosity that ask for a round of this new mixing. By that time, the rum used for this type of drink was Bacardi, which it was used to serve in a glass for whisky. While they rise their arms holding the new cocktail, a soldier proposed to toast for Cuba Libre. It was the battle cry during the war, so that in its honor and for getting the freedom, this Cuban drink began to be call Cuba Libre.

Cubanita (a rum Bloody Mary)

Fernand Petiot claimed to have invented the Bloody Mary in 1921, well before any of the later claims, according to his grand-daughter.[1] He was working at the New York Bar in Paris at the time, which later became Harry’s New York Bar, a frequent Paris hangout for Ernest Hemingway and other American migrants.[2] The original cocktail is said to have been created on the spur-of-the-moment, according to the bar’s own traditions, consisting only of vodka and tomato juice.[3] Harry’s Bar also claims to have created numerous other classic cocktails, including the White Lady and the Side Car.[4] Cubanita it’s a blend of rum, tomato juice, lemon, celery salt and Tabasco, garnished with a lime or mint. After you have mastered this classic formula, go ahead and experiment with the myriad of alternative ingredients in your Cubanita  

Extras:

Saoco (white rum, coconut water, lime and sparkling water)

Canchánchara (aguardiente, lime, and honey, sometimes with mint added)

 

El Presidente (rum, dry vermouth, dashes of grenadine and curaçao)

Micheladas (and Buls, their Cuban cousins consisting of pilsner, ginger ale, and lime),

Caipirinhas (and Caipirissimas)

 

Negronis

 

Mary Pickford

 

Havana Special

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  • ID: 12424
  • Guests: 1-10
  • Type: Entire Place / DRINKS MAKING

Prices

  • Nightly: $65
  • Additional guests: $50
  • Allow additional guests: Yes
  • Minimum number of days: 1

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  • Free street parking

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  • The minimum stay is 1 night

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  • Smoking allowed: Yes
  • Pets allowed: Yes
  • Party allowed: Yes
  • Children allowed: Yes
  • Cancellation Policy
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