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When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba

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Editorial Review

Fact: There are more to Cuban cocktails than the overplayed mojito and your grandpa's Cuba Libre, which you may know as rum-and-Coke. And when the weather is as wet and muggy as it has been recently, it's the perfect time to start looking for a new favorite tropical drink. There's a good chance you'll find one at Mie N Yu during a seminar called "When It's Cocktail Time in Cuba," hosted by award-winning mixologist Charlotte Voisey and the Museum of the American Cocktail. You'll learn how to make classic rum drinks from the '20s, when Americans escaped Prohibition by carousing in Havana, as well as new cocktails with modern twists. Bonus: You'll never again be that guy who orders a mojito and gets a death stare from a bartender. Tickets include samples of the cocktails, stories about the good old pre-Castro days, and hors d'oeuvres.