Authentic Cuban Cocktails

A top-shelf Cuban rum has just arrived in Canada. Here are three delicious ways to try it

Credit: Havana Club

Cool off with a Hemmingway Daiquiri made with Havana Club 3 Anos

Recreate the taste of Cuba at your next cocktail party

If you’ve ever visited Cuba, you know that rum is the spirit of choice for their classic cocktails.

Havana Club 3 Anos just arrived in Canada, and is the top-shelf rum of Cuban summer sippers like the Mojito, the Floridita, and the Daiquiri. Vancouver’s Clough Club recently hosted Havana Club 3YOs launch, and shared their secret recipes with us.

Make these Cuban cocktails at home to add some sizzle to your next patio party.

Papa Doble

Early 20th century, Floridita Bar, Havana, Cuba, also known as Hemmingway Daiquiri. (Hemingway was a diabetic so sugar was a no-no).

  • 2 oz Havana Club 3 Anos
  • 1/8 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 1 oz pink grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz lime juice

Shake and strain all ingredients into a cocktail glass.


Early 19th century, Cuba

  • 2 oz Havana Club 3 Anos
  • 6 mint leaves
  • 4 lime wedges
  • 1 spoon simple syrup

Muddle 4 lime wedges and mint, add simple syrup and 2oz Havana Club 3YO. Fill with ice and top with soda. Stir.

Fredo has a Secret

2012, Clough Club, Vancouver, BC

  • 2oz Havana Club 3 Anos
  • 1oz fresh lime juice
  • 1/2oz honey syrup
  • 2 dashes angostura bitters
  • 2 dashes grapefruit bitters
  • 3 oz sparkling wine

Shake and strain everything but the sparkling wine into a cocktail glass. Top with sparkling wine.