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Rum Drinks and Havanas: Cuba Classics
Winkler, August F.
Published: February 1, 1999
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[A] lively celebration of all things Cuban... delightful.
This celebration of all things Cuban--cigars, bars, rum drinks and music--will delight recent visitors to Cuba and armchair
The almost mythical lure of Cuba has charmed an abundance of tourists and famous visitors like Ernest Hemingway, who drank daiquiris at the now-famous Floridita bar. Rum Drinks and Havanas depicts the legendary Cuban bars and
delicious daiquiris and mojitos that were created in them. Not only does it share the differences between various brands of rum, how rum is made, and the affects of aging, but it details recipes for over thirty traditional and inimitable drinks,
including the Cuba Libre, a melange of daiquiris, and the Havana Special. Several recipes are variations based on the Floridita's famous patron or its bartender-Papa Hemingway Daiquiri and Daiquiri Don Rolando, amongthem.
This book tells the
tale of the unequaled Havana cigar-Cohibas and Montecristos-and it describes the secrets of growing tobacco and rolling cigars. It divulges how to buy and consume them in a discriminating way, and it details the differences between them. Mark Twain
believed in a good cigar when he said, "If they don't allow cigar smoking inheaven, I don't want to go there."
Cuba is also known for its bustling city life and carnivals-a celebration of the moment. Enjoy the mythical allure of Cuba with this
charming book depicting all aspects of thisCaribbean island and inviting you to share in its drinks, cigars, and music.
Other Details:99 illustrations, 50 in full color96 pages5 3/4 x 5 3/4"Published 1999
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