A Daiquiri Cocktail

The custom of mixing lime with rum for a cooling drink on a hot Cuban day has been around a long time. It’s even been suggested that – like many drinks – its original purpose was medicinal. But the Cubans were enjoying it long before Jennings Cox, a mining engineer …

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Long Island Iced Tea

For Long Island Iced Tea you need: 1 part light rum 1 part vodka 1 part gin 1 part tequila 1 part Cointreau Coca Cola Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the first 5 ingredients. Top up with coke and garnish with a slice of lemon or …

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Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre! Free Cuba! Allegedly invented in Cuba in 1900, this cocktail of rum and coke was used to toast the newly independent island. The drink soon spread throughout the American South and further, although, according to H.L. Mencken, it sometimes appeared in a different guise: “… South Carolina coined …

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A Zombie Cocktail Recipe

Donn Beach, formerly known as Ernest Raymond Beaumont-Gannt created the Zombie cocktail in the mid 1930s. He made it in his restaurant for a friend before his flight to San Francisco, whereby he was served three. The name of the cocktail came about as when Beach’s friend returned from his …

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Th Classic Cuban Mojito

A Mojito, championed by Hemmingway in the late 1940s is a traditional Cuban cocktail and cousin of the Brazilian cocktail Caipirinha. It became popular worldwide in the late 1980s and is still very popular today. This cocktail is sweet although refreshing with its citrus and mint taste, this tones down …

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The History of Rum Explained

Rum has a long history, dating back to the 17th Century where it was enjoyed by pirates and buccaneers. The drink plays a part in the culture of most islands of the West Indies and has strong associations as the British Royal Navy’s official drink. Rum was a popular means …

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Pina Colada

The history of the Pina Colada is unclear, however, some have stated that in it was in 1957 that a San Juan bartender created this mixture of unique flavours of Puerto Rico. In contrast however, others have suggested that the man responsible for the Pina Colada was not in fact …

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Mai Tai

The Mai tai was invented in 1944 by Victor Bergeron, also known as Trader Vic. He blended Jamaican rum, lime juice, a few dashes of orange curacao syrup, fresh orgeat and rock candy to create this cocktail. It is believed that the drink was served to some friends who remarked …

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