• 1 1/2 oz light rum
  • 3/4 oz lime juice
  • 1/4 oz simple syrup


  • Pour the light rum, lime juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker
    with ice cubes
  • Shake well
  • Strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • Garnish with lime


The resulting fizzy, foamy, off-white concoction is named for the
town in which it was invented, and that invention happened by
happy accident in 1896. The drink was created by Jennings Cox, an
American engineer who managed the Cuban properties for two
American companies (credit as co-creator is also often given to a
Cuban engineer named Pagliuchi). With important guests on the
way, and finding himself without a source of gin – the genteel spirit
at the time – Cox worried that they would not find the local tipple
palatable if served neat. He added lime juice and sugar to the
island’s pure cane rum, and a classic was born.

Alcohol (strong): 5/10