FREE­DOM FIGH­TERS’ COCKTAILS… MI­XING IN THE JUN­GLE

Excelencias Gourmet - - Del Jolongo -

Many jui­ces and drinks we­re mi­xed du­ring the Spanish co­lo­nial rule to fres­hen up du­ring the un­mer­ci­ful Cu­ban noon. Yet the ge­nui­ne apo­gee of cocktails came to pass du­ring the 19th­cen­tury in­de­pen­den­ce wars.

The hards­hips im­po­sed by the war and the nitty-gritty li­fe in the Cu­ban jun­gle un­leas­hed in­ven­ti­ve­ness and im­pro­vi­sa­tion at their best, with mam­bi­ses (Cu­ban free­dom figh­ters) co­ming up with mi­xes that soo­ner rat­her than la­ter caught on in Cu­ba and over­seas. Cocktails li­ke can­chán­cha­ra, fru­can­ga, sam­bum­bia or pon­che mam­bí, just to na­me but a few, we­re eit­her crea­ted or put on the map du­ring that ti­me.

Newspapers in Spanish

Newspapers from Argentina

© PressReader. All rights reserved.