Cuba Kola

  • Serves

    makes 1 Cocktail


We based this rum cocktail on one from Ray Buhen's Tiki-Ti (see Spirits of Polynesia), a Los Angeles bar that opened in 1961.


  • 2 oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 12 oz. 151-proof Demerara rum
  • 1 oz. orange juice
  • 1 oz. dark Jamaican rum
  • 12 oz. honey mixed with 1/2 oz. hot water
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 6 dashes Herbsaint or Pernod
  • Pineapple wedge and Maraschino cherry, for garnish


Step 1

Put 2 cups of ice and the first 7 ingredients into a cocktail shaker. Shake well and pour into a short glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge speared with cherry.

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