El Macuá (The Tropic in a Glass)

Researching about Latin American recipes (for the Hispanic Heritage Month at Mamás Latinas) I found this cocktail and I have to say, it smiled to me…  It’s named El Macuá, after a homonymous Central American bird. Since 2006, after a competition sponsored by Flor de Caña rum, El Macuá is Nicaragua’s national cocktail.

El Macuá is the perfect tropical cocktail: a concoction made of rum, guava, orange and lemon juices. It has the right amount of tropical fruit and citrus, not so sweet, it’s refreshing and honestly, it tastes like a vacation (by the beach, by the pool, on a cruise…) Very well done, without pretentions… just tropically delicious and super easy to make!
The original recipe calls for Nicaraguan Ron Flor de Caña Añejo Oro – 4 years. I hope you like it. Salud!

1 ½ oz of Flor de Caña rum – 4 years
1 oz of guava juice
1 oz of orange juice
½ oz of lemon juice
1/3 oz of simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)

In a shaker filled with ice, add all the ingredients and shake vigorously for 20 to 30 seconds.

Strain into a Collins glass filled with fresh ice.

Garnish with an orange slice and a maraschino cherry.

To print this recipe click here.

Are you ready this tropical cocktail?

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