Hemingway''s Favorite Cuban Bar Turns 195 Years Old
- Submitted by: lena campos
- Culture and Traditions
- 07 / 07 / 2012
Iconic Cuban fish restaurant and cocktail bar El Floridita, famed for its daiquiris and known as Ernest Hemingway''s favourite hangout in Havana, marked its 195th anniversary yesterday.
During a conversation in relation with the famous north American writer and this restaurant located at the corner of Obispo and Montserrate streets in Old Havana the researcher and journalist Ciro Bianchi talked about how the Nobel Prize Winner immortalize the place when he drank his daiquiris,made of sugar, lemon, white rum and ice .
Everybody remembers Hemingway drinking his mojitos surrounded by the graffiti in the walls of The Bodeguita del Medio, another iconic restaurant in Old Havana, and then went for his daiquiris at The Floridita with other prominent persons like Jean-Paul Sartre, Gary Cooper, Ava Gabner, Marlene Dietrich, and Tennesse Williams, among many others said Bianchi.
Rolando Quiñones, who was barman at The Floridita during 40 years told Prensa Latina that there Hemingway also invented a new type of daiquiri called "doble and without sugar".
The Ministry of Tourism of Cuba assures that last year alone they sold in that restaurant more than 73 thousand daiquiris.
Source: Prensa Latina