Cuban Sidecar


Recipe: Cuban Sidecar (serves one)

  • 1 oz. golden rum
  • 1 oz. Cointreau
  • 1 oz. fresh lime juice
  • Lime twist for garnish

Shake liquid ingredients vigorously with ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into glass, and garnish with lime twist.

You can think of this cocktail as a rum Margarita, or a Sidecar with the lemon replaced by lime and the brandy replaced by rum. Either way, we think this cocktail tastes like yummy sour lime candy in a glass.

The rum. We used 10 Cane rum, which we first got from our sister/sister-in-law when she came back from Trinidad. It’s a smooth, golden rum, named for the practice of bundling sugarcane stalks in groups of ten. Unfortunately, as of 2015, it seems this rum is no longer being produced.


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