The official beverage of Trinidad
This Cuban cocktail, featured in Brian Shaefer's Issue 4 story "Rum & Revolution: Seeing Cuba through Its Cocktails," appeared during the Ten Years' War, part of Cuba's fight for independence from Spain. It features the same ingredients as a daiquiri—rum, lime juice, sugar—but with honey mixed in, giving it a richer texture and sweeter sting.
Makes 1 drink
1-1/2 ounces white rum
1/2 ounce fresh lime juice
3/4 ounce honey syrup (recipe follows)
Splash soda water (optional)
Lime wedge, for garnish
In a tumbler, mug, or other cup of choice, stir together the rum, lime juice, and honey syrup. Scoop in plenty of ice and stir well to chill. Top with a splash of soda water if desired, and garnish with the lime wedge.
Honey Syrup: In a lidded jar, combine equal parts honey and water. Seal shut, then shake vigorously to combine.
Photo by Steve Viksjo
We enjoyed Cancháncharas + Conversation on Saturday, September 16th in Hudson, NY's Valley Variety
We talked with "Rum and Revolution" writer Brian Schaefer and photographer Kristopher Kelly, served Canchánchara's, and tasted three varieties of rum. Click below for event highlights and to read a transcript of the conversation.
Rum and Revolution
Seeing Cuba Through Its Cocktails
Read Brian Schaefer's piece in full, now on Jarry Briefs.