The El Floridita #1: a modified Daiquiri we love

There’s a number of different recipes for this drink out there on the interwebs, but it’s this one we like best.

The drink is a modified Daiquiri, and is how the bartenders at the El Floridita in Havana, Cuba, made theirs. Note the similarity between this and a Hemingway Daiquiri, the difference being the addition of grapefruit, the subtracton of the sugar. and a doubling of the booze for El Papa.

Oh, and if you’d like to double-strain your drink, go ahead, but remember that this drink — much like the Daiquiri — comes from the tropics of the Caribbean, a place that is hot and humid; there’s nothing wrong — heck, it’s desirable — with seeing some ice chards kicking around in the finished drink.

The El Floridita #1

  • 20 ml lime juice
  • 5 ml Monin Cane Sugar Syrup
  • 5 ml maraschino liqueur
  • 60 ml Bacardi Carta Blanca
  1. Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.