Floridita Cocktail

PUBLISHED ON: 06.09.2011

A traditional cocktail enjoyed in the 1920’s-1930’s at the famous Floridita Hotel in Cuba.  This cocktail stands up nicely to time.  It sticks to the traditional fresh flavors of citrus and rum and has a tangy refreshing taste.  Perfect for hot weather.

We enjoyed these cocktails on a Friday evening at our rented family garden plot close to our home.  It was a fun evening with friends, drinking cocktails and watching our vegetables grow.

Floridita Cocktail
Makes 2 6-ounce drinks

4 ounces white rum
3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice (from approximately 1/2 grapefruit)
2 ounces fresh lime juice (from approximately 2 limes)
1 ounce triple sec
1 ounce maraschino liqueur
1 ounce Grenadine
2 fresh mint leaves for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients except the mint.  Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is beaded with sweat and is frosty.
Strain into cocktail glasses, garnish with mint leaves, and serve.

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