La Playa Cubana

At Donna in Brooklyn, poblano pepper offsets earthy rum, bittersweet Italian amaro, and Scandinavian fernet in this rich, herbaceous drink. “It’s meant to evoke a Cuba Libre in stirred form,” says bartender Patrick Gartner. “We recreated the sharp bite of a carbonated soda and squeeze of lime, which adds so much to the classic,” he [...]