Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

A 'coctel' in old Havana was a pre-dinner cocktail party with finger food and a variety of rum drinks. Bacardi white rum had its birth in Cuba, so it is a natural pairing with the nectar of the guava or 'guayaba', one of the most popular and most widely used fruits in the Cuban culture. From "The Florida Keys Cookbook" and posted for ZWT5.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (12 ounce) can frozen lemonade, thawed
  • 2 (12 ounce) cans carbonated lemon-lime beverage (soda)
  • 2 cups guava nectar
  • 2 tablespoons grenadine
  • 9 ounces bacardi white rum
  • 3 thin lemon slices, seeded and cut in half


  1. Place lemonade, soda, guava nectar, and grenadine in a large glass or plastic pitcher. Stir well to combine. Refrigerate until needed.
  2. TO SERVE: Fill each of 6 tall glasses with ice. Add 1 1/2 ounces rum to each glass. Pour guava mixture evenly into each glass (about 3/4 cup). Garnish each glass with a half lemon slice.
  3. NOTE: You can omit the rum and serve this drink as a tangy breakfast beverage.
Most Helpful

This is a good drink....almost too good! Sweet and tropical and goes down so smooth. Really liked the bubbly soda in this too. Thanks for posting the recipe!

loof September 20, 2010

I used pink lemonade. I did it only for 2 cocktails. I omitted the grenadine (and it would have been too sweet). It was very refreshing. But next time I may try to add more rum. Thanks FloridaNative :) Made for PAC Spring 2010

Boomette April 10, 2010

Thanks, Kitty, this was very cooling and not at all that strong of a drink, just something nice to enjoy on a lazy afternoon. Made for the Bodacious Brickhouse Babes, ZWT5.

Julie B's Hive May 26, 2009