Canchánchara Cocktail

Before the mojito or the daiquiri, Cubans drank this Canchánchara Cocktail. Photographer Romulo Yanes shares his father's favorite recipe, featuring honey, lime, and (what else?) Cuban rum.

Canchanchara Cocktail
Photo: Romulo Yanes
Total Time:
5 mins


  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 tablespoon hot water

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 3 ounces añejo rum (preferably Havana Club)

  • Ice

  • Lime wedge and fresh sugarcane, for garnish (optional)


  1. Combine honey and 1 tablespoon hot water in a highball glass; stir until honey dissolves. Add lime juice and rum. Add ice to fill glass. Stir until chilled. Top with more ice. Garnish with lime wedge and sugarcane, if desired.

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