De la Casa
Una Rosa Blanca $13
Jose Martí remains Cuba’s most beloved national hero. His poetry and political ideals have captured people’s hearts for generations. Our cocktail honors one of his most famous poems, in which he offers the white rose of peace to friend and enemy alike. Conniption American Dry Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Ana de Cordoniu Cava, Fresh Lemon and Lime Juice, Organic Cane Syrup, Rose Water.
El Titán de Bronce $11
Cuba’s most famous general, Antonio Maceo Grajales was wounded some 25 times by blades and bullets as he fought to liberate Cuba from Spain. Tall, strong, and fearless, he was beloved by his men, who called him “The Bronze Titan.” Though he didn’t drink, we like to think he’d appreciate our spin on an Old Fashioned: balanced, spiritforward, unforgettable. Plantation 5 Year Rum, Redemption Rye Whiskey, Pineapple Syrup, Angostura Bitters.
Finca Vigía $11
Named for Hemingway’s beloved estate on the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, this grapefruit daiquiri echoes one of his favorite cocktails from the famed bar El Floridita. Muddy River Silver Carolina Rum, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Fresh Grapefuit and Lime Juice, Organic Cane Syrup.
La Diosa Negra $14
Ursula Lambert was a Haitian woman who moved to Cuba in the 1800s and instituted reforms so radical that people, awed by her power, said she must be a “Black Goddess.” This cocktail celebrates 4 great Cuban loves: coffee, rum, tobacco, and strong women. Muddy River Spiced Carolina Rum, Damn Fine Coffee Liqueur, Orange Bitters, Haitian Vanilla, Orangic Cane Sugar, Cuban Tobacco Smoke.
Isla de Tesoros $10
Cuba’s second largest island was the inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure novel Treasure Island. But perhaps its most delicious legacy is this cocktail. Don Q Rum, Dolin Sweet Vermouth, Fresh Grapefruit and Lime Juice, Pineapple Syrup.
La Belle Creole $9
The Countess Mercedes Santa Cruz y Montalvo was Cuba’s first female author and one of the most celebrated hosts of the now famous music salons in Paris. She was known across Europe as “The Beautiful Creole,” but it was her talent and intellect that won the respect of aristocrats and artists alike. La Garrocha Amontillado Sherry, Carpano Antica Vermouth, Grand Marnier, Amer Copa.
Our version of the Florida Special #6—a spin on the Manhattan— is named for the famous bartender Constantino Ribalaigua Vert who invented many of Cuba’s renowned cocktails before and during Prohibition. Redemption Rye, Red Vermouth, Cointreau, Amer Copa, Angostura Bitters.
El Ingenio $12
Our rum sour topped with molasses shavings salutes the sugar mills of Cuba. Plantation Original Dark Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, Organic Cane Syrup, Angostura bitters, Egg White.
Carolina Tonic $12
Our Gin and Tonic celebrates everything there is to love about a North Carolina Summer. Conniption American Dry Gin, Housemade Tonic, Fresh Lime Juice, Seasonal Fruits. Served in the Spanish style.
The Flowing Bowl $48 (SERVES 4-6)
The punch bowl was once the center of many great celebrations—and the downfall of more than a few good reputations. Our classic-style punch honors the age-old tradition of raising a glass with friends. Ask your server for our current seasonal offering.
Cuban and Pan American Classics
Legendary. Iconic. The Mojito is the undeniable figurehead of Cuban cocktail culture. Bacardi Superior Silver Rum, Fresh Mint, Fresh Lime Juice, Organic Cane Syrup, Club Soda.
We sought out the original recipe from El Floridita and present it to you as it was first made nearly 100 years ago. Don Q Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, Organic Cane Syrup.
El Presidente $12
Named in honor of Cuban President Mario García Menocal (cir. 1915), this cocktail is a direct descendant of Prohibition’s affair with Cuba. Queen Charlotte’s Reserve Rum, Dolin Vermouth Blanc, Cointreau, House Grenadine.
Hotel Nacional $11
The Hotel Nacional de Cuba stood as one of the premier destinations in the world. Its namesake cocktail captures the opulence of 1930s Havana. Plantation 5 Year Rum, House Apricot-Infused Brandy, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice, Organic Cane Syrup.
Cuba Libre $9
A classic rum and coke deconstructed and rebuilt to properly honor the spirited battle cry of the Spanish American freedom fighters. NC Fair Game Amber Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, Mexican Coca Cola.
Canchanchara was originally drunk by the guerilla freedom fighters during the 10 Years War of Cuban independence. Served in a clay cup handmade in Cuba. NC Fair Game Sorghum Cane Spirit, Fresh Lime Juice, Southern Honey.
Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha, is thought to have originated in São Paulo. Its name translates to “little countryside drink.” Leblon Cachaça, Muddled Limes, Organic Cane Syrup.
Spanish for “Daisy,” this world-famous cocktail has many creation myths. But historian David Woodrich points out that at its heart, it is a classic Daisy cocktail, remade with Tequila instead of Brandy, popularized during Prohibition, and beloved ever since. Sauza Blue Silver Tequila, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice.
Old Grog Vernon $11
Our variation on the classic grog from the British Navy gives a nod toward history with a special Caribbean twist. Pusser’s Rum, Falernum, Fresh Lime Juice.
Our Sazerac recipe draws inspiration from the original recipe created by Antoine Amédée Peychaud, a Creole apothecary who emigrated to New Orleans from Haiti and set up shop in the French Quarter in the early 19th Century. Bulleit Rye Whiskey, Lucid Absinthe Supérieure, Organic Cane Sugar, Angostura Bitters.
The Last Word $13
Originally created at the Detroit Athletic Club during Prohibition, The Last Word still feels fresh and modern. Conniption American Dry Gin, Green Chartreuse, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur, Fresh Lime Juice.