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Hotel Nacional

hotel nacional cocktail
Image: / Tim Nusog

The signature drink at Havana’s historic Hotel Nacional mixes pineapple juice and apricot liqueur for a cocktail that’s smooth, fragrant and big on tropical flavor. You can use either white or dark rum (or both), depending on your mood.


  • 1 1/2 ounces white or aged rum
  • 1/4 ounce apricot liqueur
  • 1 ounce pineapple juice
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed.
  • 1/2 ounce simple syrup
  • Garnish: lime wheel


  1. Add all ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe glass.

  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.