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El Presidente

Many tip their hats to Eddie Woelke, an American bartender in Havana in the 1920s for the creation of this drink. However, it found popularity upon the repeal of Prohibition…

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Mojito

A descendant of the “Draque”—an old Cuban concoction of unrefined rum, cane sugar and lime juice—the Mojito was most likely invented when white rums entered the market in the mid-to-late…

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Piña Colada

Based off a Cuban recipe for a non-alcoholic pineapple slushy (a piña fria) popular in the early 1900s, this frozen beverage evolved to add coconut cream and rum.

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Hemingway Daiquiri

With his prodigious constitution for drinking (and then writing about it), Ernest Hemingway shows up frequently in cocktail mythology, and none perhaps more famously than in this drink’s.

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Daiquiri

Though the name “daiquiri” may be inexorably linked to the frozen drink menu at strip mall chain restaurants these days, the true recipe is a classic.

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Remember the Maine

Described first by spirits writer Charles H. Baker in his 1939 classic, the Gentleman’s Companion, this rye-based drink has an ingredient list that’s part Sazerac, part Manhattan.