- 45ml aguardiente or white rum
- 1 lime
- 15ml honey syrup
- 1 splash club soda
- Garnish: lime wedge
Add the rum, juice of one lime and honey syrup into a shaker with ice, and shake until well-chilled.Strain into a clay or glass mug filled with fresh ice.Top with a splash of club soda.
Canchánchara is said to be the oldest known cocktail in Cuba, dating back to (or before) the Ten Years War in the late 19th century when Cuban guerrillas, known as mambises, began the fight against Spain for independence. It was meant to be a healing drink, equal parts practicality and magic, and most likely served warm, with ingredients from the field that were easily accessible, like sugar cane, lime and honey—a Daiquiri of sorts. It was used to cure the common cold.