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Hotel Nacional Special

Hotel Nacional Special

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Hotel Nacional Special

Hotel Nacional Special

The Hotel Nacional Special originates from the Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba. The original recipe calls for freshly squeezed pineapple juice in place of the syrup and the majority of recipes call for a light rum (Bacardi) but we've opted for a variation of the recipe featured in The Bar Book by Jeffrey Morgenthaler.
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  • 45 mL Aged Rum 1½ oz
  • 15 mL Apricot Brandy ½ oz
  • 22.5 mL Fresh Lime Juice ¾ oz
  • 22.5 mL Pineapple Syrup ¾ oz
  • 1 Drop of Angostura Bitters


  • Combine all ingredients into your cocktail shaker
  • Shake with ice
  • Strain into a chilled coupe glass
  • Garnish with a lime wheel
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