Havana Club
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Havana Club
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The Havana Club cocktail is a simple, spirit-forward concoction featuring a blend of white rum and red vermouth. Named in a nod to the vibrant Cuban capital known for its ... more The Havana Club cocktail is a simple, spirit-forward concoction featuring a blend of white rum and red vermouth. Named in a nod to the vibrant Cuban capital known for its rum and lively bar scene, this cocktail is characterized by the smooth, light flavors of white rum complemented by the sweet, aromatic, and slightly bitter notes of red vermouth. Typically served in a classic cocktail glass, the Havana Club offers a quick tropical escape with its straightforward mix capturing the essence of the Caribbean. Whether enjoyed as a prelude to an evening's festivities or as a contemplative sipper, this cocktail invites rum enthusiasts to appreciate the storied flavors of Havana's libation legacy.
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15 key ingredients
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White rum
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36.57% | 3.84 units *

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Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Havana Club

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add all ingredients together in a mixing glass with ice and stir
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Stir  ·  Strain  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of white rum is best used for a Havana Club cocktail?

For the Havana Club cocktail, a high-quality, Cuban or Caribbean white rum is typically preferred due to its light and crisp flavor profile. This complements the sweet and herbal notes of the red vermouth.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the ideal temperature to serve a Havana Club cocktail?

A Havana Club cocktail is best served cold. It's recommended to stir the ingredients with ice to chill them properly before straining into a cocktail glass to maintain the optimum drinking temperature and preserve the flavors.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Havana Club compare to that of a standard mojito?

The Havana Club cocktail has an alcohol content of approximately 36.57%, which is higher than that of a standard mojito, which usually ranges around 10-15% alcohol by volume (ABV). This makes the Havana Club a stronger option.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Havana Club cocktail stirred instead of shaken?

The Havana Club cocktail is stirred instead of shaken to ensure a smooth texture and clarity in the drink. Shaking may introduce air bubbles and dilute the cocktail more than desired, while stirring gently combines the ingredients, maintaining the integrity of the flavors.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What occasions are most suitable for serving the Havana Club cocktail?

Due to its strong alcohol content and sophisticated taste profile, the Havana Club cocktail is best suited for evening or night-time events, such as dinner parties, cocktail hours, or special celebrations where a potent and elegant drink is desired.

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