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Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre ‘Free Cuba’

• 1 ½ ounce Premium Rum
• 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
• 3 oz Coca Cola
• Build into and Serve in a Bucket Glass
• With A Lime Wedge

Cuba Libre translates as ‘ Free Cuba” in Spanish. A simple & tasty drink is made for you here by The Drink Chef. Rum, lime juice & Cola with a lime. Some like light rum, some like dark rum, drink what you prefer! Be Safe! Viva Cuba! Viva America! Cheers!

Daiquiri

Daiquiri Cocktail


• 2 ounce Premium Rum
• Two Squeezes of Fresh Lime
• 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
• ¾ ounce Simple Syrup
• Shake & strain into a cocktail glass
• With A Lime Wedge

The Daiquiri was supposedly invented in the year 1900 in a bar near the coal mine and also named local beach called ‘Daiquiri’, near Santiago, Cuba. Gaining it’s popularity in a bar called ‘El Foridita, in Havana… This is a simple mixture of light rum, sugar and lime juice. There are many, many variations! All kinds of flavors. In this video… I use a blender, but the original recipe calls for a highball glass full of crushed ice, one spoon of sugar on top… the juice of a fresh lime and a generous pour of rum on top of that. Then it was stirred by the guest with a long handled spoon… Picture a hazy, hot, slowwww day, out on the back porch…Cheers!

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre ‘Free Cuba’

• 1 ½ ounce Premium Rum
• 1 ounce Fresh Lime Juice
• 3 oz Coca Cola
• Build into and Serve in a Bucket Glass
• With A Lime Wedge

Cuba Libre translates as ‘ Free Cuba” in Spanish. A simple & tasty drink is made for you here by The Drink Chef. Rum, lime juice & Cola with a lime. Some like light rum, some like dark rum, drink what you prefer! Be Safe! Viva Cuba! Viva America! Cheers!

Mai Tai

Mai Tai

  • Mai Tai
  • Build this drink directly into the bucket serving glass full of ice*.
  • *Crushed Ice is Best
  • 1 oz. Light Rum
  • 1 oz. Fresh lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup,
  • 1 oz. Orgeat Syrup (Crème de Almond),
  • 1 oz. Orange Curacoa
  • 1 oz. Dark Rum
  • Garnish with a wedge of pineapple and a cherry

 

 

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The Mai Tai became popular in the early Nineteen Forties, in Oakland, California, at a place called Trader Vic’s in about 1944. There… a visionary named Victor Bergron, one of the founders of this hotspot tiki bar, concocted this great drink that still holds aclaim today! But… Trader Vic’s rival, Don the Beachcomber, claimed to have created it in 1933 at his bar and restaurant in Hollywood. Don the Beachcomber’s recipe is more complex than that of Vic and is a completely different experience.

Mai Tai translates from Tahitian to mean “Very Good” or “Out of this World.” A fitting description for this cocktail. Over the years the recipe has changed greatly. Shown for you here today is the basic version of this entrenched classic. Cheers!

Pina Colada

This is a close up photo of a pina colada cocktail, with a pineapple and cherry garnish

Pina Colada

  • Pina Colada
  • 1 ounce White Rum
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1 ounce heavy cream
  • 1 ounce coconut syrup
  • Shake or blend with plenty of ice. Serve frothy or frozen with a pineapple and cherry flag garnish


The piña colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge, a maraschino cherry or both. The piña colada has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978. (Spanish: piña, pineapple + colada, strained)

The piña colada was created on August 16, 1954 at the Caribe Hilton’s Beachcomber Bar in San Juan, Puerto Rico by its alleged creator, Ramón “Monchito” Marrero. Apparently, the hotel management had expressly requested Monchito to mix a new signature drink that would delight the demanding palates of its star-studded clientele. Monchito accepted the challenge, and after three intense months of blending, shaking and experimenting, the first piña colada was born.

Orange Juice Variation Recipe
The origins of the ‘original’ Pina Colada are as varied as it’s recipes. Depending on where you are and who the bartender is… you will get many, many different versions of this delicious drink. Puerto Rico is probably the place of origin… but when? It seems the recipe for the original recipe did NOT contain orange juice. That was my idea…. This recipe is a good usable version that has an inviting color and flavor because of the OJ. Cheers!