Rum and Coconut Drink

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Appears in
Eating Cuban

By Beverly Cox and Martin Jacobs

Published 2006

  • About

Varadero is one of the most famous of Cuba’s many beautiful beaches. With its white sand shaded by coconut palms, it is the perfect place to stretch out in a lounge chair, look out at an azure sea, and sip a frosty saoco served in a coconut shell. The origin of this exotic drink can be traced back to the old Cuban custom of opening a green coconut and adding a shot of aguardiente, sugarcane white lightning, to the coconut water for an instant cocktail. A favorite treat at the