You must try refreshing Cuban cocktails made with rum while you are in Havana.
You can have these cocktails in your country, but nothing better to have them at the most famous clubs and bars in Cuba just like Hemingway did.
Here are some tips to enjoy each delicious cocktail in Havana!
Drink daiquiri at El Floridita
Daiquiri is made with rum, chopped ice, lemon juice and sugar.
El Floridita was one of the places Ernest Hemingway frequented to have drinks and famous for its Frozen Daiquiri.
Since he was very strong for alcohol, he ordered a strong daiquiri with double rum and no sugar. They still keep this daiquiri on their menu as “Papa Hemingway”.
Have mojito at La Bodeguita del Medio
Mojito is made with rum, sparkling water, sugar, lemon juice, ice and mint.
La Bodeguita del Medio is a famous bar located on a classic Havana street and famous for Mojito.
Hemingway wrote on the wall of this bar “My mojito in La Bodeguita, My daiquiri in El Floridita.”
Visit a hidden den of decadence, Dos Hermanos
Although this bar is not as famous as two of bars above, it is a must-visit bar known as a place visited by Hemingway and the Hollywood elite.
The bar is on the edge of the city by the waterfront, but once inside, you’re in hidden secret place with walls of rum.
Cuba Libre (Cubata) at the Churchill Bar
Cuba Libre is a cocktail made from a blend of rum and coke.
To enjoy this cocktail, go to the Churchill Bar inside the Hotel National, one of the best-known landmarks in Cuba.
This bar is very classic and colonial, and serve refreshing Cubatas using Mexican Coke, rum and lime.
Explore Cuba’s rum heritage at the Museum of Rum
This museum located in Old Havana, is operated by the country’s most famous producer, Havana Club.
You’ll learn about the history of rum and how it’s made, and finish off the tour with a small sample.