Floridita Cocktail

floridita cocktail with appleton estate

Named for the Floridita Bar in Cuba, this cocktail is a pretty interesting mix of five ingredients, mostly familiar to the rum cocktail drinker, except for that little dash of creme de cacao in the mix (a chocolate liqueur).

If you’re a Daiquiri drinker, or maybe you’re looking for something new to try in rum drinks, but especially if you prefer sweet over tart, you’ll likely enjoy this tribute to the 2-century-old bar:


  • in a shaker combine:
  • 1 1/2 oz rum (I used Appleton Estate)
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
  • 1/2 oz sweet vermouth
  • 1/8 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1/8 oz grenadine
  • shake well with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass
  • garnish with a lime wedge

3 thoughts on “Floridita Cocktail

  1. Thomas Wilson

    Fascinating. The creme de cacao is only really noticeable in the aftertaste. All in all a more complex daiquiri with the addition of the vermouth. Certainly tasty but I think I prefer the original Daiquiri.


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