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Enjoy cocktails in the sunset

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 299 reviews.Havana, Cuba

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Experience hosted by Ariel

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, tickets
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Learn to make classic rum cocktails

I love conversation over drinks, so I'll take you to a bar you wouldn't find on your own -which happens to be my local bar.

We'll make our own version of three of Cuba's more renowned cocktails. We´ll mix Cuban rum and aguardiente with the flavors of lime, sugar, honey, pineapple, spearmint, basil.

We'll discuss recipes, variations, origins and above all, we'll discuss life in the Island with its shade al lights. All topics are welcomed.

I will provide you with valuable information about the restaurant scene and help you navigate Cuba.

Ariel's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Snacks to clean the palate between drinks
  • Drinks
    3 Cuban classic cocktails
  • Tickets
    Access to behind the bar
From $76
/ person

Meet your host, Ariel

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 299 Reviews
  • Identity verified
As a co-founder of Alamesa - Cuba's leading restaurant search and discovery service - I have witnessed the evolution and learned the secrets of Havana´s Culinary scene.

I am passionate about my country and about its traditions. I´ve learned my way into mixology as part of my research.

I love the way it seems to be the perfect companion for any kind of candid conversation. Those are the things I am willing to offer you.
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Where you'll be

We'll meet on 1st Ave. and 10th St. in Miramar district, in the portico of the Karl Marx Theatre. We'll move to the restaurant "7 Días" in 14th st and 1st.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 299 reviews.

Rachel
March 2020
We had a lovely evening by the sea making cocktails with Ariel. There were 6 of us in the end, though separate bookings, and he really got us all engaged and involved. Ariel himself was a font of knowledge and a very well informed guy. I have to say that his advice on downloading a couple of apps was invaluable to me in Cuba... maps.me works offline which makes it perfect for navigating around the whole of Cuba.
We had a lovely evening by the sea making cocktails with Ariel. There were 6 of us in the end, though separate bookings, and he really got us all engaged and involved. Ariel hims…
Irene
March 2020
Just book this- you won’t regret it. Great experience right on the water! He shows you how to make classic cocktails and then you make your own drinks which is interactive and also more fun. Ariel is a great conversationalist, and truly is interested in meeting with those visiting his beautiful city. Has great recommendations for things to do, places to eat, anything you want to know for your trip! Highly recommend- we did this our first night in Havana and the experience did not disappoint.
Just book this- you won’t regret it. Great experience right on the water! He shows you how to make classic cocktails and then you make your own drinks which is interactive and also…
Chelsae
February 2020
This was one of the most relaxed evenings we had during our trip. The cocktails helped, but also the setting was beautiful and Ariel made us all feel comfortable and welcomed. Ariel is an open book and will also answer any question you have. The great part is how thoughtful his responses are. Our small group agrees that Ariel was one of the most memorable individuals we met in Cuba, and the conversation was organic, honest and fun. Now the drinks are also a major part of the experience, and between some light snacks, I believe it is important to embrace all the opportunities to mix a drink. My first go behind a bar made me appreciate the craft even more. I would do this again on my next trip to Havana, or at least try to say ‘hi’ to Ariel!
This was one of the most relaxed evenings we had during our trip. The cocktails helped, but also the setting was beautiful and Ariel made us all feel comfortable and welcomed. Arie…
Ellen
February 2020
We loved our evening with Ariel - the drink 'making and shaking' was really fun and the conversations were even better. Highly recommend! At Ariel's suggestion I arranged an 'Airbnb Experience Ride' in advance and had a van pick us up in Old Havana and bring us directly to the restaurant 7 Dias, where Arial met our car. This ended up being much easier than negotiating with 2 taxi drivers (there were 7 of us) and meeting Ariel at the Karl Marx Theater. It was a seamless operation and I highly recommend it. Also nice to be able to pay for taxi in advance in US$ and conserve CUCs.
We loved our evening with Ariel - the drink 'making and shaking' was really fun and the conversations were even better. Highly recommend! At Ariel's suggestion I arranged an 'Air…
Clorin
February 2020
OMG, This experience was amazing & Ariel was absolutely amazing!. Ariel was welcoming, friendly and super funny! My boyfriend has been obsessed with learning and making cocktails so I was very happy we got to experience this together. We learned 3 great recipes and had the best mojito & daiquiri ever!!! Thank you for showing us a wonderful time Ariel :)
OMG, This experience was amazing & Ariel was absolutely amazing!. Ariel was welcoming, friendly and super funny! My boyfriend has been obsessed with learning and making cocktails s…
Betty
February 2020
If you get a chance to go to Cuba and sit for a couple of hours with Ariel, do it! Of all our Cuban experiences, Ariel, by far, had the best one liners!! 😂 He was engaging, intelligent, and very open to talking about his personal experiences as a Cuban. And the drinks were superb!!!
If you get a chance to go to Cuba and sit for a couple of hours with Ariel, do it! Of all our Cuban experiences, Ariel, by far, had the best one liners!! 😂 He was engaging, intell…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    More tips

    You should bring your camera. Sunsets by the sea are amazing.