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Daiquiri Contest Livens Up Havana Bar, a Hemingway Favorite

Happy hour came early Thursday as 10 bartenders from six countries including Cuba, the United States and Canada vied to be crowned "king of the daiquiri'' at the storied Old Havana tavern where the drink was born. Salsa music blared in the morning at El Floridita, blenders hummed and a few dozen spectators were on hand to applaud the mixologists when they presented their frothy cocktails, using tongs to finish them off by slipping in colorful straws. Nick Detrich, a...

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