The Lake House Cocktail

July 15, 2017 Cocktails


The days are filled with boating, fishing and relaxing on a raft in the lake. In the late afternoon, when we return to the lake house from a day’s adventure, we long for a cocktail to wind down and ready for the lazy evening ahead. This year, we decided to celebrate these times — and […]

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Cuban Bella

July 13, 2017 Cocktails


We enjoyed this during our visit to Cuba a few years ago. This time around, we mixed it up for a summer drink during our visit to Grand Lake in Oklahoma. A surprisingly refreshing drink, that is perfect for the hot summer months — or all year round! 1/2 shot of Creme de Menthe (or […]

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Cuban Drinks

September 2, 2015 Cocktails

Cuba Drinks

  It’s hot in Cuba, and we found lots of drinks to quench our thirst along the way. Below we’ve shared our favorites, from coffee and jugos naturales to daiquiris and mojitos. Cuba refreshed our days and rejuvenated our bodies after miles of walking and investigating all that the island has to offer. Coco Frio […]

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August 16, 2015 Cocktails


The daiquiri is said to be discovered over a century ago by a worker in a village called Daiquiri, just outside Santiago, Cuba. It was then popularized in Havana’s La Floridita bar, where Hemingway discovered it. We enjoyed ours at La Foridita, which unfortunately is filled with tourists, but worth the visit. (especially is you […]

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August 16, 2015 Cocktails

A variation of the Spanish word mojar meaning ‘to wet’ this cocktail is a  popular Cuban drink created at La Floridita in Havana, and – along with the daiquiri – was one of Hemingway’s favorites. 2 tsp white sugar 1 lime cut into wedges 4 sprigs of fresh mint 1/2 cup white rum 2 cups […]

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Cuba Libre

August 16, 2015 Cocktails


Literally meaning “Free Cuba,” this classic cocktail dates back to the Spanish-American War (1898), when Cuba gained independence from Spanish Rule. American soldiers fighting the war enjoyed this and helped bring it to popularity. 1-1/2 ounces dark rum Coke ice cubes 1 lime wedge lime slice for garnish Pour the rum into a tall glass, […]

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