How to Make a Cugat Congo Cocktail

Cocktails have always managed to delight us, before and after meals and even in their own individual capacity. Some of them take off the weariness of the whole day while others change lousy moods into jovial ones, leaving us merry and looking forward to the rest of the day. This cocktail is of those good ones. The Cugat Congo is associated by Xavier Cugat,  a famous spanish-american bandleader, violinist and a successful businessman of the 20th century.  The Cugat Congo is actually a Bacardi Cocktail but with a splash of absinthe. Bacardi is usually made by mixing together Bacardi rum, Grenadine and any sweet and sour juice like lemon. You can try out variations, but this one in it’s original form is a must try!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 1, Increase in the given proportion for more serving sizes
Utensils needed: Shaker, Cocktail glass


–  3/4 Jigger Bigardi white rum
– 1/4 Jigger Grenadine
– Juice of one Lime
– Dash of Absinthe
– Ice ( crushed or cubes according to preference)
– Lime wedge for Garnish


  • 1

    Take out your cocktail shaker. Fill it with crushed ice. If you want to crush your ice cubes, wrap them in a plastic shopping bag and hit it with something hard.

  • 2

    Pour in the rum and Grenadine. Add the lime juice, according to your taste preference. Then comes the Absinthe.

  • 3

    Shake well. Pour out the mixture into a cocktail glass. If it needs stirring, do it slowly with a stirrer without spilling anything.

  • 4

    For garnishing, a lemon wedge stuck to the cocktail glass will do perfectly and will give a fresh look in presentation.

  • 5

    Your Cugat Congo cocktail is ready to be sipped and relished. Good times do not last forever. This is surely one of those. But hey! you can always conjure a cocktail in no time. Just follow out step by step guide.

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