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Cuban Cocktail

The Cuban Cocktail is a rum-based drink – naturally. In fact, there’s little else to it besides lime – no hyper-sweetened frou frou going on here.

Cuban Cocktail with lime slice

The top note in this drink is lime, followed by a hint of apricot. The only sweeteners are the “dashes” of apricot brandy and simple syrup, so we’re really just talking about enough to take the sour edge off the lime.


  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 1 dash apricot brandy
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • Dash of simple syrup

Fill a mixing glass with ice and pour in the ingredients. Stir to chill, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.