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Piña Colada

Delicious Piña Colada cocktail in a glass
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Fun fact: Rupert Holmes, creator of the 1979 hit song “Piña Colada”, said he didn’t even drink them.

Yield: 1 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces coconut milk or cream
  • 2 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces light rum

Instructions:

  1. Fill cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Add coconut milk, pineapple juice, and rum.
  3. Shake.
  4. Strain into a blender half-filled with crushed ice.
  5. Blend.
  6. Serve in a hurricane glass.
  7. Garnish with a pineapple spear, a cherry and/or shredded coconut.

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Ambassador’s morning lift

Delicious Ambassador’s morning lift cocktail in a glass

Not just for ambassadors

Yield: 11 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 32 ounces prepared dairy eggnog
  • 6 ounces cognac
  • 3 ounces Jamaican rum
  • 3 ounces crème de cacao

Instructions:

  1. Pour all ingredients into a punch bowl.
  2. Stir.
  3. Dust each serving with nutmeg.

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Brunch punch

Delicious Brunch punch cocktail in a glass

A neccesity for every brunch.

Yield: 40 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 3 quarts chilled tomato juice
  • 1 liter light or dark rum
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 5 ounces lemon or lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large pitcher.
  2. Stir.
  3. Shake.
  4. Pour into a punch bowl with a block of ice.
  5. Garnish with thinly sliced lemons and limes.

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Red rooster

Delicious Red rooster cocktail in a glass

Wake up and face the day.

Yield: 1 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 ounces 151-proof rum
  • 1/2 ounce crème de noyaux
  • 6 ounces guava juice
  • Splash of grenadine

Instructions:

  1. Build in a collins glass with ice.

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Mojito

Delicious Mojito cocktail in a glass

One of the most popular cocktails in the world!

Yield: 1 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 ounces light rum
  • 1 tablespoon sugar syrup
  • 8 mint sprigs
  • Club soda
  • 1 lime

Instructions:

  1. Put the mint leaves and cooled sugar syrup into a highball glass.
  2. Using a spoon, muddle mint leaves with sugar syrup for about 20-30 seconds.
  3. Cut the lime in half and remove the seeds.
  4. Squeeze the juice from both halves into the glass.
  5. Add one-half of the lime to the glass.
  6. Pour in rum.
  7. Stir.
  8. Add ice.
  9. Top with club soda.
  10. Garnish with a mint sprig.

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Cuba Libre recipe

Delicious Cuba libre cocktail in a glass

Originated near the end of the Spanish-American War.

Yield: 1 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces light rum
  • 6 ounces cola
  • Lime wedge

Instructions:

  1. Fill highball glass with ice.
  2. Add rum and cola.
  3. Stir.
  4. Garnish with lime wedge

Cuba libre recipe – by

Though the exact details about the origins of Cuba Lire have not been traced it is clear that this cocktail was introduced in early 1900s and the invention of this drink took place in Havana. Cuba Lire became a popular drink following the commencement of export of Coca Cola from the US to Cuba. The drink which was called “Cuba Libre” prior to that was simply a solution of brown sugar in water. In the US as well as Canada this cocktail drink is known as “Rum & Coke”. In fact the meaning of “Cuba Libre” is Free Cuba and in their independence movement the Cubans used Cuba Libre as their slogan. The introduction of this drink was closely associated with the presence of heavy US troops in Cuba in the aftermath of the Spanish American War in the year 1898. It is believed that the drink Cubs Libre was invented during the horrible days of the Spanish – American War. The people right from Havana up to Helsinki enjoyed the Cuba Libre sip. The Cubans fought for their independence from Spain for 10 years – from 1868 – 1878. The most common drink that the Cuban soldiers sipped during this 10 year-war was dubbed Cuban Libre so as to make it synonymous to their “Free Cuba” movement. That drink consisted of molasses, honey, water and a spirit such as rum.

Coca Cola – Cuba Libre blend

Following the Spanish – American War as well as capitulation of Spain, not only the American troops but also a lot of American businesses made Cuba their preferred destination. Coca-Cola was one among those businesses and in the year 1902 they started exporting the Cola syrup to Cuba. Subsequently the American drinkers in Cuba identified Cuba Libre as an ideal drink to make Coca Cola doctored with a dose of spirit. Basil Woon brought to light the fact that Cuba Libre was available at the American Club in Havana. Irrespective of the different names given for this drink such as “Rum & Coke” “Carioca Cooler”, the mixture of Cuban Rum, lime and cola still dominates among the highballs. Recently, the Cubans replaced the American cola in Cuba Libre with the Cuban-made tuKola. Juan Bergaz Pessino, the Bacardi archivist says that the cocktail drink Cuba Libre was first ordered by Captain Russell from the US while celebrating their victory in the war at The American Bar in Havana. Cuba Libre successfully maintained its position as one of the most popular cocktail drinks the world over. During World War II, Cuba Libre was very popular. For one of their hit songs in the year 1945, the Andrew Sisters gave the title as “Cuba Libre”.

The latest

Cuba Libre is in line with Mojito and Daiquiri as the most popular cocktails of Cuba. Interestingly, Cuba Libre was offered along with other cocktails in the 22nd Pan-American Bartenders Championship which was held in Havana recently. In the preparation of the cocktail for this event, many bartenders participated along with the President of IBA, Pepe Dioni – born in Spain. For preparing the cocktail they used 144 bottles of Havana Club rum.