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
This drink was originally made with unaged (aka silver or white) rum
Helpful! Thanks Rich.
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.