The Golden Glove cocktail is supposed to be a “heavy weight” cocktail offering designed by Constante Ribalaigua in 1937. This variation to the daiquiri was served at Havana’s well-known La Florida Bar and was blended to a Frappé style. With enough ice one can pile the drink upon itself in a coupe so it looks like a pyramid of sorts. In our case, it was a bit liquidy for the snow pile but hey, we’re no Constante.

Yes, they had blenders back in the day–at least one style of electric blender and it didn’t blend out all the big ice chunks so many drinks of this style where strained into the glass with a coarse strainer (as to allow the smaller shavings to go through but keep the bigger pieces out of the drink).

A little spritz of citrus oil and a garnish to complete the cocktail design.

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The Golden Glove Recipe

  • 2 oz. Jamaican Gold Rum
  • 1/2 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp. Cointreau
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • Orange peel and ice