Fidel Castro
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Fidel Castro
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The Fidel Castro cocktail is a refreshing and spicy concoction that pairs the smooth complexity of aged rum with the tangy kick of fresh lime juice, topped off with the ... more The Fidel Castro cocktail is a refreshing and spicy concoction that pairs the smooth complexity of aged rum with the tangy kick of fresh lime juice, topped off with the effervescence of ginger ale. Named after the iconic Cuban leader, this drink embodies the spirit of the Caribbean with its bold flavors and its casual, yet dignified presentation in a highball glass. The Fidel Castro offers a balanced mix of sweetness, citrus, and carbonation, making it a popular choice for those seeking a beverage that delivers zest and a hint of sophistication. It is typically enjoyed as a cool, invigorating beverage suitable for a variety of occasions.
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Aged rum
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Lime
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12.31% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Fidel Castro

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes
Add rum and lime juice and fill up with ginger ale
Stir and garnish with a lime wedge, then serve

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

·  Highball  ·  Stir  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SPECIFICS

What type of aged rum is best for a Fidel Castro cocktail?

For the Fidel Castro cocktail, using a medium to full-bodied aged rum, ideally with a rich flavor profile that includes notes of vanilla, oak, and spices, is recommended. Such characteristics complement the ginger and lime flavors, enhancing the overall taste of the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What garnish works best with a Fidel Castro?

A slice of lime or a lime wheel makes an excellent garnish for a Fidel Castro. It not only adds to the visual appeal of the cocktail but also allows drinkers to add a bit more citrus flavor to their drink according to their taste preference.

OCCASION_SUITABILITY

What is the best occasion to serve the Fidel Castro cocktail?

The Fidel Castro cocktail, with its refreshing and spirited combination of lime, ginger ale, and aged rum, is perfectly suited for summer gatherings, outdoor barbecues, or any casual social event where a refreshing, easy-to-drink cocktail is desired.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Is there a specific technique to follow when mixing a Fidel Castro to ensure the best flavor?

Yes, for the best flavor, it's important to gently stir the ingredients rather than shaking them. Stirring helps to adequately mix the rum, lime juice, and ginger ale without diluting the cocktail too much as shaking with ice might. Ensure the ingredients are cold to begin with and serve immediately.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content in a Fidel Castro compare to other highball cocktails?

With an alcohol content of approximately 12.31%, the Fidel Castro falls within the typical range for highball cocktails, which generally have an alcohol content between 10% and 15%. This makes it a moderately strong drink, similar in potency to a standard Moscow Mule or a Gin and Tonic.

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