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Happy Hour: Caipirinha and Cuba Libre

Last night, some friends and I descended on Cuba Libre for what can only be described as a rum soaked evening on the town.  After more mojitos and caipirinhas than I can count (triple digit bar tab, ouch), I poured myself down the street to my apartment for rehydration (with water) and some light drunk texting.  So in honor of my night in Havana (and my mild sugar-induced hangover), I thought I’d feature a recipe for my new favorite libation: caipirinha.

Red Queen Petal Dress (Etsy, $295)

When I think of a dress to wear to Cuba (or in this case, a Disneyland-esque, Cuban themed restaurant), I think vintage red ruffles.  There really is no other choice. 

Unless of course you’re into army green fatigues and cigars, and then to each her own.

Here is a recipe for a traditional caipirinha that you will no doubt enjoy.  I had the full recipe published in the post, but the original publisher objected so now there is just a link to her recipe feel free to visit her page for instructions.

This recipe is for a traditional (lime) Caipirinha, but you can muddle just about any fruit and add it to the mix.  Last night, my table tried ginger & honey, watermelon and mixed berry flavors.  They were all delicious. 




  1. KLo says:

    I want to go there. In that dress. Now.

    October 15, 2010/Reply
  2. Megan says:

    I would sell my soul for that dress. Anyone wanna lend me $295?

    October 15, 2010/Reply
  3. YB says:

    I would love to get married in an offwhite or yellow to this style. Any recommendation?

    May 28, 2018/Reply
  4. deusa says:

    should clarify caipirinha is NOT cuban

    November 9, 2018/Reply
    • Belle says:

      I’m aware of that. It was a Cuban bar.

      November 10, 2018/Reply