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The Pineapple Haze Cocktail (aka Havana Especial) from Squirrelly Minds
We were lucky enough to spend a delightful Christmas in the hot Cuban sun. And what did we spend a good chunk of our time doing aside from listening to amazing Afro-Cuban music and laying on the beach? Drinking Cuban cocktails of course.

This one was a favourite. It’s simple, sweet, refreshing, and not common outside of Cuba. Heck, it’s not common outside of Havana! When Ryan ordered a Havana Especial at our resort in Varadero, he got a snifter of aged rum instead. He didn’t mind of course, but the cocktail, what I like to call Pineapple Haze, is a tad more refreshing than straight up aged rum.

Grab just three ingredients and a cocktail shaker to get your Cuban cocktail ready friend!
Fun fact: Pineapple juice froths when shaken, making for a nice lookin’ drink.

The Pineapple Haze Cocktail (aka Havana Especial) from Squirrelly Minds

The Pineapple Haze Cocktail - aka Havana Especial

Ingredients

  • 3 oz pineapple juice
  • 1.5 oz rum
  • 1/3 oz maraschino liqueur (you can adjust the amount to suit your taste)
  • Pineapple slices (optional)
  • Ice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  2. Shake shake shake!
  3. Pour into a rocks glass. Top with ice and pineapple slices if desired.
  4. Serve immediately while the pineapple juice is at its most frothy
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The Pineapple Haze Cocktail (aka Havana Especial) from Squirrelly Minds

Isn’t this a much better Cuban alternative than a cigar?
Now blast Guantanamera on your speakers (multiple versions of that song is everywhere) and enjoy your cocktail amigos.

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