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‘Canchanchara’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

I visited Canchanchara, the famous Trinidad tavern, in trinidad, Cuba, which is housed in a mansion that was built in 1723. The house has its original cedar roof. Canchanchara  is a drink of the region, made from lemon juice, honey and Santero Cuban rum.   It is served in glazed ceramic pots. (Address: Real entrance Boca and San Jose street, old Trinidad town.)

Making this drink is easy. Take:

  • 1.5 oz of raw rum
  • 0.5 oz of honey
  • 0.5 oz of lemon juice
  • 1 oz of water
  • 2 oz of cracked ice

Pour the honey and the lemon juice into the glass and stir until the honey has dissolved. Add the rum, the ice and the water and stir.

Sip slowly with Cuban music playing in the background…   …(Try the following link: for similar music, by a different band)


A classy board of the tavern.


One is welcomed at this entrance by an employee in colourful dress.


The bar of the tavern.


 The bar- another view. At 11.30 am, it was kind of early.


 And that is how Canchanchara is served in Cuba- in ceramic pots.


And soon the band was there in action.  Can you hear the music playing…


the notes of guitar…


and the tapping of the feet…


Yes, yes…this lady tourist joined the beat.


And the lastly, the Hitchcock shot…

More photo articles on Trinidad, Cuba will follow.


Photos, text & copyright K.J.S.Chatrath

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One Response to “‘Canchanchara’ by K.J.S.Chatrath”

  1. sukhdev Bedi says:

    I shall surely try tasting Canchanchara.Thanks for giving recipe.
    Once i was confused reading about Trinidad in Cuba instead of Carribean.

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