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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 oz White rum (or aged rum)
  • 1/4 oz Apricot liqueur
  • 1 oz Pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz Fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup
  • Garnish: Lime wheel


  1. Pour all the ingredients into a shaker with ice and shake for 30 seconds.

  2. Strain into a chilled coupe.

  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.