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El Macua: The National Drink of Nicaragua

El Macua – the national drink of Nicaragua

Everyone knows that Mexico has the Margarita and Cuba has the Mojito, but did you know that Nicaragua also has a signature drink?

It’s called the Macua.  It was created by a pediatrician from Granada and is named after a tropical bird native to Nicaragua.

Gord and I discovered this thirst quenching cocktail a couple of months ago when we moved to Granada.  It is a strong, fruity drink that is somewhat sweet and a bit tart. It is a beverage that we both quite enjoy – especially on Mojito Fridays!

Are you looking for a refreshing cocktail that will cool you in the summer heat?  You must try the Macua!

INGREDIENTS:
1 1/2 oz Flor de Cana
1 oz guava juice
1 oz orange juice
1/2 oz lemon juice
1/3 oz simple syrup
ice 

DIRECTIONS:
Fill 3/4 of a cocktail shaker with ice and add rum, guava juice, orange juice, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake well for 30 seconds, serve in highball glass and decorate with an orange slice.

NOTES:
4-year Flor de Cana rum with natural fruit juices are recommended for optimal flavor and taste.

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