Make the most of fresh New Zealand limes in this delicious Daiquri-esque cocktail. Thought to be the oldest known cocktail in Cuba, Canchánchara was served as a healing drink (both medicinal and magical). Often served warm, it was used as a cure for colds. Whether it actually has medicinal powers or not, try it – it tastes amazing!


  • 1 tablespoon clear honey
  • 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lime juice
  • 90ml Cuban rum
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges or slices, to garnish


  1. Combine honey and hot water in a glass and stir to dissolve the honey.
  2. Add lime juice, rum and ice and stir to chill the drink.
  3. Top with ice, garnish with lime wedges or slices and serve.
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