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Una Rosa Blanca $12
Jose Martí remains Cuba’s most beloved national hero. While known for his political philosophy, it was his poetry that captured the people’s hearts. Our cocktail honors his famous poem that illustrated his optimistic hopes for a better Cuba. Conniption American Dry Gin, St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Fresh Lemon and Lime Juice, Ana de Cordoniu Cava, Rose Water.
El Titán de Bronce $11
Lt. General Antonio Maceo Grajales earned the title “El Titán de Bronce” from his men for seemingly being impervious to bullet and blade wounds. The recipient of over 25 war injuries never allowed them to dampen his zeal for leading his men in battle. We like to think he’d appreciate our spin on an Old Fashioned: strong, spirit-forward, 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, Fresh Grapefuit and Lime Juice, Simple Syrup.
La Diosa Negra $12
Named for Ursula Lambert, a Haitian woman who moved to Cuba in the 1800s and instituted radical social reforms, this cocktail celebrates the 4 great Cuban loves: coffee, rum, tobacco, and strong women. Damn Fine Coffee Liqueur, Muddy River Spiced Carolina Rum, Orange Bitters, Haitian Vanilla, Cuban Tobacco Smoke.
Mary Pickford $11
Motion pictures actress Mary Pickford, “America’s Sweetheart,” was posted up at the Hotel Nacional bar one afternoon in the early 1920s, alongside her husband and Charlie Chaplin. What do you get the girl that has everything? The barman whipped up this cocktail and named it after her. Bacardi Superior Silver Rum, Fresh Pineapple Juice, House Grenadine, Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur.
Isla de Tesoros $10
The inspiration behind Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, Cuba’s second largest island has had many names throughout its history, including Isla de Pinos (Isle of Pines). But perhaps its most deliciuos legacy is this cocktail. Don Q Rum, Red Vermouth, Fresh Grapefruit and Lime Juice, Pineapple Syrup.
City of Columns $12
Affectionately known as the City of Columns, Havana deserves a punch reflective of both her role in global trade as well as the indomitably proud and playful spirit of her citizens. TOPO Spiced Rum, Falernum, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice, Fresh Orange Juice, Club Soda.
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.
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.
Cuban and Pan American Classics
Legendary. Iconic. The Mojito is the undeniable figurehead of Cuban cocktail culture. Bacardi Superior Silver Rum, Fresh Mint, Simple Syrup, Fresh Lime Juice, 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. Bacardi Superior Silver Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, Simple Syrup.
El Presidente $12
Dating back to 1915, this spirit-forward cocktail is fit for the boldest leader. Queen Charlotte’s Reserve Rum, Dolin Vermouth Blanc, Cointreau, House Grenadine.
Hotel Nacional $11
Hotel Nacional de Cuba stood as one of the premier destinations in the world. Its namesake cocktail perfectly captures the opulence of 1930s Havana. Plantation 5 Year Rum, House Apricot, Fresh Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lime Juice.
Cuba Libre $9
Deconstructed and rebuilt to properly honor the spirited battle cry of the Spanish American freedom fighters. Fair Game Amber Rum, Fresh Lime Juice, Mexican Coca Cola.
One of Cuba's oldest cocktails, drunk by the guerilla freedom fighters during the 10 Years War of Cuban independence. Served in the traditional clay cup handmade in Cuba. Fair Game No’lasses, Fresh Lime Juice, NC Wildflower Honey.
Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha is thought to have originated in Sao Paulo. Its name translates to “little countryside drink.” Leblon Cachaça, muddled limes, cane sugar.
Translating as “Daisy,” historian David Woodrich says that despite the many creation myths around what is now one of the world’s most famous and beloved cocktails, the Margarita is, at its heart, a classic “Daisy” cocktail, remade with Tequila instead of Brandy and popularized during Prohibition. Sauza Blue Silver Tequila, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice.
Originating from the six-seat Soggy Dollar Bar in the British Virgin Islands, the Painkiller has become an iconic drink in the Caribbean. Goslings Black Seal Rum, Conniption Navy Stength Gin, Fresh Lemon Juice, Coconut Cream, Cinnamon Syrup, Pineapple Syrup.
Our Sazerac recipe draws inspiration from the original recipe created by Antoine Amédée Peychaud, a Creole apothecary who emigrated to New Orleans from the West Indies and set up shop in the French Quarter in the early 19th Century. Rittenhouse Rye Whiskey, Lucid Absinthe Supérieure, Organic Cane Sugar, Angostura Bitters.