Nicaragua’s Independence Day

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This September, when the weather begins to chill, keep up the heat with Flor de Caña rum; Nicaragua’s finest export, slow-aged and highly awarded. Like the local Nicaraguans throughout the country, pick-up a cocktail and celebrate Nicaragua’s National Independence Day on September 15th with tradition and style. To mark this holiday, natives from Managua to New York City, hang blue and white flags from their homes, and the National speech “The Act of Independence of Central America,” is read in all state schools throughout Nicaragua, in an act of commemoration.

Toast this occasion with the national drink of Nicaragua: the Flor de Caña Macuá. Raise your glass, hike through the rainforest, or surf down a volcano and celebrate independence, culture and tradition. Flor de Caña is the only rum from Nicaragua and the most popular across Central America.

Tickle your taste buds and toast to Nicaraguan Independence Day the Flor de Caña way – with the Macuá. The recipe’s succulent lemon and orange juice bring a flavor explosion to your mouth, while the guava juice adds a unusual but inviting aroma and taste. Look for the hints of vanilla and caramel from Flor de Caña… and don’t forget the cherry on top!

1 ½ oz Flor de Caña 4 year old
1 oz guava juice
1 oz orange juice
½ oz lemon juice
1/3 oz simple sugar
1 orange slice
1 cherry with stem
Fill ¾ of a cocktail shaker with ice and add Flor de Caña rum, guava juice, orange juice, lemon juice and simple sugar. Shake well for 30 seconds, serve in a Tom Collins glass with ice and decorate with orange slice and cherry.