If not the Mojito then Sangria was offered to say welcome. Whatever the drink it always seemed to contain rum. Actually the only way I like rum is in my rum cake where there is a rum glaze applied to the cake. And being a virtual "teetotaler" I consumed mostly "virgin" Mojitos, everything sans the rum.
After the welcome drink, the most popular drink for lunch or dinner among our crowd seemed to be the Bucanero, a dark Cuban beer.
|A favorite beer, the Bucanero.|
|Everyone at the table ordered Bucaneros.|
|A glass of Bucanero, a dark strong beer.|
I usually opted for a Cuban Cola. Once we were served a genuine Coca Cola, but it was made in Mexico.
|The Cuban Cola.|
|Assembly line of Big Blue Sky Cocktails.|
|Hemingway's famous Big Blue Sky.|
|My virgin Big Blue Sky, that wasn't blue at all.|
At the Hotel Nacional, we were served strawberry daiquiris.
|A Strawberry Daiquiri.|
At the Hemingway Farm, one could buy a Sugar Cane Cocktail, made from juice freshly squeezed on site from sugar cane.
|Rebecca's cane sugar cocktail.|
Yes, there was certainly plenty to drink, but actually we drank more bottled water than anything else. It was hot and humid, and we drank water copiously to avoid dehydration.