In the old city, Ernest Hemingway's Cuba lives on, with 1950s Cadillacs and Chevrolets rambling about the streets under the heat of the tropical sun, while tourists relax in bars and open-air cafes sipping Cuba Libres
, mojitos and daiquiris.
, Mojitos or other rum-based drinks are what you drink when you are in Cuba.
There's so much lime juice in my Cuba Libres
that it's like drinking one of those effervescent vitamin C jobs you normally consume after a night on the town.
Cuban original oils: I bought these from Havana's answer to Gaudi - a reclusive artist who has a whole community street dedicated to him and his work, cuba libres
, from garage bars and cellar art studios.
Tesco rum buyer Katherine Abram said: "Demand for rum is at its highest since the Sixties, when everyone was drinking Cuba Libres
It will be Cuba Libres
all round in the social club tonight if the progressive Buena Vista (1.15) leads them a merry dance round Prestbury Park.
Break out the togas, whip up some cuba libres
, and mark your calendar for March 25, when ABC presents the 73rd Annual Academy Awards.
. In fact, "Cuba Libre
, por favor" is repeated so many times that it becomes a political statement.
Other patrons clink their Cuba Libres
and joke in Spanish.
We spotted both the women later in the evening as they sat with a group of Spanish tourists, drinking Cuba libres
by the pool.
Or, in our case, the stony end of the beach, under the full, baking sun, where we sullenly knocked back our Cuba Libres
and burned while she sipped fresh orange and spite in the shade with her admirers.
all round, and congratulations with the knowledge we had completed 400km of cycling while raising an incredible pounds 500,000 for charity.