Hotel Nacional

stone fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla, pineapple
demerara rum, lime, pineapple gomme, apricot brandy, monk bitters

First recorded in the 1890s, the Daiquiri is one of the finest creations of the Golden Age.  Although the Daiquiri would be perfected by the maestro of The Florida Bar, we do enjoy this version by expat Wil P Taylor, the head bartender of the glitzy Hotel Nacional in Havana. The grand hotel’s opulent hey-day lasted only a couple years before the Cuban Revolution cut it short, but Taylor’s signature Daiquiri—the Hotel Nacional Especial—left behind a lasting legacy. Our version of this classic cocktail has notes of tropical fruit and spice.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent Posts

Take Out and Delivery

DUE TO GOVERNOR ANDY’S “NO INDOOR SEATING” RULE, WE WILL BE CLOSED FOR ON-SITE SERVICE AT LEAST UNTIL THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 14.  
IN THE MEANTIME, WE ARE OFFERING TAKEOUT SERVICE FROM OUR FOOD AND BEVERAGE PROGRAMS.  WE ARE OPEN FOR TAKEOUT TUESDAY-SATURDAY, 5-9PM.   CALL 859.618.6318 TO PLACE AN ORDER.