El Floridita is a famous bar and restaurant in the center of La Habana, Cuba. I had dinner there on my 30th birthday and enjoyed the drink invented here: the Daiquiri – a cocktail made from rum, sugar and lime. It is the signature drink of the bar founded in 1871, named La Piña de Plata (“silver pineapple”) then.
The bar and the drink became world famous because of writer Ernest Hemingway loving them both. Still today a statue commemorates him there. In 1953 the Esquire rated it one of the seven best bars in the world and money celebrities came here since then.
La Habana, Cuba