A predecessor of the Daiquiri, the Canchánchara was a favorite of Cubans of all stripes up through the War of Independence and Spanish-American War. It's a simple drink, carried by irregular soldiers of the time in a bottle tied to their saddle. Doesn't get much more romantic than that, eh? The simple syrup is optional, but helps to take the edge off a bit.
|2 oz white rum|
|1 oz lemon juice|
|0.5 oz simple syrup (optional)|
Preparation: How to make a Canchánchara
- Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass (or rugged wineskin or bottle, if you want to be authentic), and serve.