This is another Cuban classic named after the town of the same name. The recipe was created by a Cuban engineer named Pagliuchi and an American engineer named Jennings Cox in the late nineteenth century. The story goes that in Cox's storeroom there were only rum, limes and sugar. They mixed these elements in a shaker with ice and thus a classic was born....
1½ oz. Light Rum
1 oz. Simple Syrup
¾ oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Shake all the ingredients with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.