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Habanero

Type

Sugar cane & molasses-based spirits

Description

Defunct generic bottled spirit containing aged either fermented sugarcane juice or rum & either sweet Muscat wine or sweet brandy - most often of Mexican manufacture. The name, unlike that of the accented pepper, means "citizen of Havana." Produced by several companies, and popular with the North-of-the-Border Hollywood-elite crowd of the 1940s in their South-of-the-Border forays.

Flavor

rum, wine and sweet

Availability

Unavailable. Produced in Cuba and Mexico. No longer manufactured. Company defunct.

Substitute

self-produced mixture of medium to light bodied rum, muscat wine and/or a sweet brandy (or brandy specialty like Metaxa)

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