Cuba: Havana – El Floridita Bar

Cuba takes credit for the invention of not only the mojito but also the daiquiri. Supposedly, the daiquiri was invented in the small corner of the street bar – El Floridita – in the 1930s and this became “la cuna del daiquiri” aka “the cradle of the daiquiri. The bar itself existed here since 1817 and is also famous for Ernst Hemingway obsessively hanging out here in 1932-39, just steps from the hotel where he had a room. There is a full size statue of him at the bar, at the corner where he used to sit. The bar pretty much preserves the atmosphere of the middle of the last century to this day (like a lot of things in Cuba). And the daiquiris are truly to die for!