Cuban Recipes, Cocktails, and Desserts

Author: Alejandro Pérez

Lodging in Cuba, Where to stay when traveling

Lodging in Cuba, Where to stay when traveling

Hotels in Cuba Here in Cuban Food Recipes we want to help you with some advice about lodging in Cuba and Where to stay when traveling. When traveling to Cuba, one of the main things to address is a place to stay. Like in most […]

Bread pudding

Bread pudding

Bread pudding is also known as bread cake or bread pudding in some countries of Central and South America. With this traditional recipe we will teach you how to use that old bread you have at home.   Ingredients 1/2 pound of old bread 2 […]

Cuban coffee

Cuban coffee

And finally, a Cuban coffee … a little coffee cup, a good cigar, plus a small glass of liquor, aged rum or cognac … and to talk over the dinner table.

Of all this, the only thing that is done at home is coffee, which traditionally accompanies us since dawn. For any Cuban, it is indispensable and irreplaceable symbol of hospitality a cup (generally small) of coffee, which today is usually expressed in espresso coffee machines, but if you prefer it truly Creole, here is the recipe:

First, get a cloth sieve in the form of a funnel white, of course, it later loses that color. Before starting to use it, boil it a couple of times in coffee grounds so that the first coffee does not taste like a cloth.

Second: Look for a lectern or “steep”, which can be made of wood or aluminum, to hold the strainer, and place a small jug under it.

THE RECIPE

Only the first time:

For each cup of coffee you want, boil:
1 cup of water (about ¼ cup or 2 ounces)
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
When it begins to boil, pour it (for each cup of water) – 2 tablespoons of coffee, stir it. Leave it on the candle until it starts to rise again. Strain it If necessary, heat it in a water bath.

From Later On

… And then, every time you go making coffee:
Boil the previous coffee grounds with water first. Use that water to make the new coffee: For each cup of coffee that you want to make, boil 1 cup of water from the coffee grounds (approximately ¼ cup or 2 ounces) and ¾ tablespoon of brown sugar. Do it in the same way before, but use only one teaspoon of coffee for each cup.
With this method you save 50% coffee every time you strain it. And if the cups are not very large, you can get 3 servings with only double the measures

Isla de Pinos

Isla de Pinos

Description On lazy days, relax with this simple mixture that bears the name of a small island in Cuba. Your hammock under the pines awaits …   Ingredients 60 ml Fresh grapefruit juice 50 ml Havana Club Añejo 3 Years 30 ml Red Vermouth 1 […]

Cuban sandwich

Cuban sandwich

This Cuban sandwich recipe is ideal for any time of the day. To the quality of its nutrients, we must add its intense flavor. Ingredients: 1 loaf of bread for sandwiches 4-5 slices of roast pork or in its place lacón 4-5 slices of cooked […]

El Nacional

El Nacional

Description

Invented in the prestigious Hotel Nacional, it is the epitome of the elegance of Cuban cocktails with the subtle mix of delicious flavors such as pineapple and apricot.

Ingredients

  •  50ml Havana Club Añejo 3 Years
  • Apricot brandy 10ml
  • 25 ml of fresh pineapple juice
  • 10ml sugar syrup
  • 20 ml of fresh lime juice.

Preparation

Add the pineapple
Add the rest of ingredients
Shake all the ingredients with force
Pour into a cocktail glass.

 

 

 

Floridita Daiquiri

Floridita Daiquiri

Description Enjoy the ice cream Daiquiri created according to the original recipe of Floridita, the legendary bar in Havana, by the famous bartender Constante Ribalaigua in 1937. Ingredients  An electric mixer  2 tablespoons of sugar The juice of half a lemon A few drops of […]

Cuba libre

Cuba libre

Description Authentic flavors of unforgettable moments with friends. Ingredients A few drops of lemon or lemon juice 50 ml of Havana Club Añejo Especial 100 ml of Cola You will also need a glass of whiskey and fresh ice Preparation First, fill the cup with […]

Culinary sayings

Culinary sayings

Proverbs are the synthesized expression of a thought and are used in daily activities, forming part of our language. There are some that are millennial and others very typical of countries and regions. Some have universal size.

Also known as sayings, they are used as a reference and sometimes they are the only way to make us understand.

As globetrotters traveling from country to country and from continent to continent as forms of culture, they are nourished by the ecological and social environment where the people that generate them live, which makes them faithful representatives of their cultural identity.

Below we present 30 that are closely related to the kitchen:

  1. The dead to the hole and the wine to the chicken
  2. To eat and drink, money you have to have
  3. Between cabbage and cabbage, lettuce
  4. Keep believing that chicharron is meat
  5. To bread bread and wine wine
  6. The mango does not give guava
  7. Love enters by the kitchen
  8. Those who do not want broth are given 3 cups
  9. Save bread for May
  10. Trouble times with bread are lesser
  11. The one who eats good and bad eats 2 times
  12. Full belly happy heart
  13. That’s another matter.
  14. Shrimp that falls asleep, current carriets it
  15. Pumpkin Pumpkin each for his house
  16. The owner of the cow is the owner of the calf
  17. I buy fish and the i took fear from the head
  18. The one that is made of honey is eaten by ants
  19. The oven is not for cookies
  20. Seeing the milk given by the cow better feed the calf
  21. You are eating what the chicken bites
  22. Clear accounts and thick chocolate
  23. They caught it roasting corn
  24. The thought do not drink soup
  25. You’re like fish on stage
  26. The one who has already eaten does not remember the one who is hungry
  27. Scrambled river, profit of fishermen
  28. The master’s eye fattens the horse
  29. The cane is going to be to three pieces
  30. Who gives bread to another dog loses the bread and loses the dog
Cafiroleta

Cafiroleta

This dessert, very similar to the Cuban boniatillo, originated in the area of Camaguey, Cuba.