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La Habana Cocktail Recipe


La Habana Cocktail

La Habana Cocktail

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

La Habana is a cocktail with classic style and is simple and satisfying. Mixing gin and apricot brandy is a great combination, one that I've enjoyed best with London dry gins. You should be able to find apricot brandy, though you may find substituting either Marie Brizard Apry or Rothman & Winter Orchard Apricot a better choice.

Fresh lime juice is key. You will need a lime for garnishing anyway, so there is no excuse not to go fresh.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Pour the gin and apricot brandy into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
  2. Add a few drops of lime juice.
  3. Shake well.
  4. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  5. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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