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Let's go back fifty years. Imagine a trip to Havana, Cuba. Author Peter Moruzzi takes us there.

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That's Peter Moruzzi reading from his new book "Havana Before Castro: When Cuba was a Tropical Playground."

It depicts a time -- before Fidel Castro's Revolution, and before the U.S. embargo against Cuba -- when Havana was a top destination for Americans.

If you want to kick back this holiday season with a tropical cocktail from Havana then may I recommend to you the La Floridita Daiquiri.

You take 1 ounce fresh lime juice.
1/4 ounce sugar syrup
1/4 ounce Maraschino liqueur
1 3/4 ounces white rum
Shake well with a generous scoop of crushed ice.
Strain into a pre-chilled cocktail glass.

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