Cuban Recipes, Cocktails, and Desserts

Floridita Daiquiri

Floridita Daiquiri


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.


  •  An electric mixer
  •  2 tablespoons of sugar
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • A few drops of maraschino liquor
  • 1 cup of crushed ice
  • 6 cl of Havana Club Añejo 3 years.


Add sugar, lemon juice, maraschino liqueur, crushed ice and Havana Club Añejo 3 Años to the blender.

Mix all the ingredients until smooth.

Serve and enjoy the Daiquiri with prudence!

Tip: Fill the glass with ice well to measure the correct amount of ice needed for a drink.


Cocktail History

Another cocktail born in Cuba at the beginning of the 20th century and another mystery. Who drank the first Daiquiri in history? Were the people who frequented a beach called Daiquiri, near Santiago, or was it a handful of Americans who worked in an iron mine nearby? In any case, it is likely that the first Daiquiris were made with ice torn from large blocks, as was the custom of a century ago. In the 1920s the Daiquiri found a new (and historically reliable) champion in Constantino Ribalaigua, the bartender and later owner of the El Floridita bar in Havana, who improved the Daiquiri’s original recipe by adding ice cubes and maraschino liqueur. This drink became famous in Havana as Daiquirí Floridita. Although the frozen Daiquiris have proliferated all over the world and can be found in any bar that has an ice machine and a bottle of Havana Club, few are able to rival the brew that is still served in the province.



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