Floridita the Crandle of the Daiquiri
By H. Cabrera Photos: Roberto F. Campos and Vladimir Molina
One of the ten most famous bars in the world, the Floridita in Old Havana is inexorably linked with U.S. writer Ernest Hemingway. The writer who lived for a long time in Cuba bestowed a mystique to the bar, mesmerizing anyone who steps inside.
How could you not be mesmerized seeing the favourite place at the bar, where the author of the OldMan and the Sea, Farewell to Arms, Islands in the Stream and so many other important works of universal literature used to sit and drink?
Next to a bronze statue of Hemingway by sculptor Jose Villa Soberón, you can order the same drink immortalized by "Papa" and considered Floridita's specialty: a double daiquiri without sugar. While you sip you can continue the atmosphere by resting your eyes on the photos of the bar during Hemingway's times, although the place is a bit fancier today