Thursday, June 9, 2011

Floridita Cocktail

A traditional cocktail enjoyed in the 1920's-1930's at the famous Floridita Hotel in Cuba.  This cocktail stands up nicely to time.  It sticks to the traditional fresh flavors of citrus and rum and has a tangy refreshing taste.  Perfect for hot weather.

We enjoyed these cocktails on a Friday evening at our rented family garden plot close to our home.  It was a fun evening with friends, drinking cocktails and watching our vegetables grow.



Floridita Cocktail
Makes 2 6-ounce drinks


Ingredients:
4 ounces white rum
3 ounces fresh grapefruit juice (from approximately 1/2 grapefruit)
2 ounces fresh lime juice (from approximately 2 limes)
1 ounce triple sec
1 ounce maraschino liqueur
1 ounce Grenadine
2 fresh mint leaves for garnish

Directions:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add all the ingredients except the mint.  Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is beaded with sweat and is frosty.

Strain into cocktail glasses, garnish with mint leaves, and serve.

Enjoy!


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28 comments:

Rumana Rawat said...

So refreshing:)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Cheers, Diane

Carol at Serendipity said...

Sounds wonderful! Pretty picture.

Carol

Susan Fields said...

That looks so delicious and refreshing - perfect for summer evenings. :)

Cooking Creation said...

YUM! Is it wrong to want that at 7:44 AM? lol It looks so refreshing!

Pierce said...

I'll have two more of the same!

TKW said...

Looks like the perfect thing for summer and friends!

Taste of Beirut said...

I love the taste of grenadine and combined with citrus flavors that cocktail must be heavenly!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Pretty and I'm betting it's cool and refreshing.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

This would be refreshing on a hot evening after playing in the dirt!

Marta Benicá said...

Muito bom este coquetel, adorei. Um abraço, Marta.
O blog está fazendo aniversário, passe para deixar um recadinho.
Minhas receitas dia a dia.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

What a refreshing drink! I'll bet it was delicious!

rosaria said...

I'll drink along. Surely, it must be sunny somewhere.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Loved this refreshing drink. Wonderful prepared.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

From the Kitchen said...

This looks delicious. When the flood waters recede, I think I'll pick up the ingredients!

Best,
Bonnie

Parsley Sage said...

No vegetable growing session is complete without a lovely, yummy cocktail. Well done!

Rambling Tart said...

I just love your drink recipes, Velva. :-) I didn't grow up drinking, so I'm always so excited to learn new recipes. :-)

Barbara said...

Oh good! I visited on your cocktail day. Love it. And love this drink!

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Is this not one of Hemmingway's favourties? Thank you for the recipe. I will be making this if and when our weather turns into summer.

That Girl said...

Grapefruit is the perfect flavor in cocktails.

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh that is just perfect in my book- although i can';t have it right now (prego) I will definitely be saving this for later!

Chef E said...

Ummm a yummy image here!

I am hoping to be sipping on something like this on the beach tomorrow!

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

A beautiful drink! Cheers!

LaDivaCucina said...

I love your cocktail posts, Velva and am thinking you must have a huge selection, who the heck has Maraschino liqueur? Can't wait to move into a larger place so I can stock my bar just like you two do! Cheers! *clink*

PS: LOVE the peach ice cream post!

kitchen flavours said...

Oh goodness! I could sip my afternoon away with this. Looks really refreshing!

Abbey said...

YUM. I think any fruity drink with mint in it is amazing. That's all I wanna drink all summer long....light, fruity, minty cocktails :)

Care's Kitchen said...

I love to get my fix by looking at your cocktail posts!!!! Looks wonderfully refreshing as always! Beautiful...!

Michael Toa said...

Sounds wonderful and refreshing. I need a glass now. :)

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