Havana Nights
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Havana Nights
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The Havana Nights cocktail is a refreshing and spirited blend that captures the spirit of the Caribbean. It is a simple mix of cola and white rum, often using two ... more The Havana Nights cocktail is a refreshing and spirited blend that captures the spirit of the Caribbean. It is a simple mix of cola and white rum, often using two distinct types of rum to create a more nuanced flavor profile. The drink is typically served in a highball glass, where the effervescence of cola merges with the light, tropical notes of white rum, often leading to a sweet and slightly spicy taste with a fizzy kick. This cocktail takes you on a mini vacation to Havana, with each sip reminiscent of warm, breezy nights by the sea. The Havana Nights embodies a laid-back charm, making it an easy-to-enjoy choice for a casual evening or gathering with friends.
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15 key ingredients
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White rum
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8% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Havana Nights

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in a measure of Bacardi Superior rum and a measure of Havana Club rum
Top up the glass with coke
Stir and serve

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

·  Highball  ·  Stir  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the white rum in Havana Nights with another type of rum?

Yes, although Havana Nights traditionally uses white rum for its clean, light flavor, you can substitute it with dark rum, spiced rum, or even gold rum for a richer, more complex flavor profile. Each type of rum will bring a different character to the cocktail.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve Havana Nights?

Havana Nights is best served in a highball glass filled with ice. First, pour in the 60ml of white rum over the ice, then top up with cola. Gently stir to mix the ingredients without diluting the drink too much. Serving it cold emphasizes its refreshing qualities.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

Which occasions are ideal for serving Havana Nights?

Given its refreshing and easy-to-make nature, Havana Nights is perfect for summer parties, barbecues, or any casual gathering. It's also a great choice for a themed night celebrating Cuban culture or tropical vibes.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in Havana Nights compare to that of other popular cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 8%, Havana Nights is relatively mild. For comparison, a classic Margarita has about 12-17% alcohol content, while a Mojito is around 10%. This makes Havana Nights a lighter choice suitable for those who prefer a less strong cocktail.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is it necessary to stir Havana Nights, and if so, why?

Yes, stirring is recommended for Havana Nights. This technique is used instead of shaking to gently mix the cola with the rum, maintaining the cola's carbonation and avoiding over-dilution of the drink. Stirring helps achieve a balanced taste without flattening the soda.

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