Havana Special

Havana Special

Quick Facts

Cocktail History

The Havana Special cocktail can be traced back to 1935, found in the classic La Floridita Cocktail book. It captures the traditional Caribbean rum and pineapple combination, with the Cuban fascination of Maraschino liqueur during that era. Think of a pineapple daiquiri but with a little twist.


  • 1 1/2 oz Gold Rum
  • 1 1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 oz Maraschino Liqueur
  • Garnish: Pineapple Wedge or leaf

Cocktail Preparation

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice and shake for 20-30 seconds or until chilled. Strain over a highball glass filled with ice and garnish with a pineapple leaf. Enjoy!

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