The cocktail was created by Eddie Woelkhe, a bartender at Sevilla Hotel in Havana. He named the drink in honour of General Mario García Menocal. In 1924, he added curaçao to the concoction and dedicated the ‘Presidente Machado’ to the new president, Gerardo Machado, who ruled Cuba throughout most of the Prohibition years.
Havana Club-7 rum: 40ml
Sweet vermouth: 20ml
Triple sec: 10ml
Grenadine syrup: 5ml
Throw (Cuban roll) all ingredients and fine strain in coupette. Garnish with an orange twist.
Havana Cancha is derived from the Canchánchara originating from Trinidad and created in the 19th century by the Mambises. Enjoy this longer refreshing twist on the taste of Cuban history.
Havana Club-7 rum: 50ml
Honey water: 20ml
Fresh lime juice: 20ml
Sparkling water: 50ml
Build, add ice cube and stir lightly. Garnish with a lime wedge.