Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails


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What makes this drink most interesting is where it originated (Trinidad, Cuba) and that it's said to be the oldest cocktail in Cuba. There's a man in the village who’s a potter and makes clay mugs (no handle) specifically for drinking Canchánchara.

This recipe originally appeared as part of “This Is the Cuban Drink You Didn't Know About.”


  • 1 1/2 ounce white rum
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • 1 splash soda water
  • Garnish: lime wedge


  1. Add the rum, lime juice and honey into a shaker with ice and shake.

  2. Strain over a clay or glass mug over fresh ice.

  3. Top with a splash of soda water.

  4. Garnish with a lime wedge.