CHICAGO — Ditch the cheap beer, and order Ernest Hemingway's namesake daiquiri instead.
That's what the people behind Bucktown bar Club Lucky, 1824 W. Wabansia Ave., are hoping you'll do on Nov. 10 when they partner with Panamanian rum company Caña Brava to transform the bar into La Floridita — an iconic Cuban watering hole where novelist Ernest Hemingway once frequented, according to a news release.
The transformation, which will include decorations, music and drinks, will occur from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bar-goers can order Hemingway's namesake daiquiri, which is said to have been created at La Floridita, as well as a variety of other rum cocktails like the El Presidente mixed by 86 Company's co-founder Simon Ford and bartender Mike Ryan.
Cocktails will be made with Caña Brava rum, which is described as "the bartender's reincarnation of the historical Carta Blanca style of rum," according to the release.
The Panamanian rum is made from local, wild sugar cane grown in Herrera. It's aged for three years, and then filtered, according to the release.
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