Maragato

This famed drink is named after Emilio ‘Maragato’ Gonzalez. He was famous in the Cuban bar scene from the 1920s – 1940s’ and worked at the Hotel Florida (El Floridita) and the Plaza. He made the Daiquiri gain in popularity throughout Havana. Though his name didn’t make it in the any Cuban bar books, the recipe did make it into Harry Craddock’s Savoy Cocktail Book of 1930. The recipe was altered slightly in the U.K. by adding lemon rather than orange juice.

MaragatoMaragato Cocktail

1 ounce silver rum
½ ounce sweet vermouth
½ ounce dry vermouth
1 ounce fresh orange juice
½ ounce fresh lime juice
Dash maraschino liqueur
Orange Peel for garnish

Combine all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with the orange peel or mint.

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