Canchanchara Recipe, made easy with Jarritos

Do you like rum? Then this sweet lime cocktail with rum is the perfect summer drink for you! Inspired by the classic Cuban Canchanchara, I made this cocktail with white rum, Jarritos Lime Flavor, and Mineragua seltzer.  As a result, this drink is sweet, refreshing, and perfect for summer. So, let’s get to it! If you are not familiar with rum, allow me to tell you more about this spirit. It works fantastically for sweeter cocktails. So if you are into sweet spirits, I encourage you to learn more about it!

Typical canchancharras use honey syrup as a sweetener. For my recipe, I use Jarritos lime flavor instead. It adds just the right amount of sweetness!

What Makes Rum So Sweet?

Rum is made out of molasses or sugar. In other words, rum makers ferment and then distill sugarcane syrup, sugarcane molasses, etc.

Different Types of Rum

Rum falls into two categories- light and dark. White rum is typically aged in a stainless steel barrel for a year or less. You can enjoy white rum in drinks such as the Mojito, Daiquiri, Piña Colada, and the Canchanchara. Dark rum is typically aged in oak barrels, for a longer period of time. Additionally, sometimes, distillers add spices for a more robust flavor. You can enjoy dark rum in drinks like the Macua, El Ritual, or even ponches. I typically like lighter spirits. Today, we will use white rum for this cocktail recipe!

Easy Canchanchara Recipe


  • Equal parts Jarritos Lime flavor and Mineragua seltzer
  • White Rum, 1 oz
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Ice


  • Firstly, add glass to your ice.
  • Secondly, add rum.
  • Then, Mineragua and Jarritos Lime flavor.
  • Next, stir with a bar spoon.
  • Finally, garnish with a lime wedge.

Would you try this canchanchara sweet lime cocktail with rum?

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Canchanchara Inspired Cocktail Recipe

Canchanchara Inspired Cocktail

Do you like rum? Then this is the cocktail for you! I combine rum, lime-flavored Jarritos, and Mineragua for the perfect summer rum drink!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 1


  • Equal parts Jarritos Lime flavor and Mineragua selzter
  • 1 oz White Rum
  • 1 lime wedge
  • Ice


  • Add glass to your ice.
  • Next, add rum.
  • Add Mineragua and Jarritos Lime flavor.
  • Stir with a bar spoon.
  • Garnish with a lime wedge.
Keyword Rum

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