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Out of the country? Try the Havana Club
Similarly drinking the popular destination beverage can bring the same experience. Caparinhia's, a sweet lime cocktail are very popular in Brazil and can be made at home by tracking down some cashaca. Thousands of varieties of sake are available in Japan and many can be found at your local liquor store.
What's most fun about being out of the country, however, is enjoying the forbidden beverages -- those that can't even be consumed in the United States.
Which brings us to the Cuba Libre with Havana Club rum. Though the Cuba Libre is quite similar to a standard "rum and coke" and can be made with any rum, the real flavor and purpose of the beverage is best brought out when consumed with Havana Club, a Cuban rum illegal to import into the States. Downing a Cuba Libre gives you that touch of rebellion and that flavor of foreign places that few other drinks can, which is why I often order it when I'm out of the country.
Next time you're outside of our borders, give it a try. Both Canadian and Mexican bars are usually stocked with Havana Club rum and you'll definitely taste a difference between that and Americanized liquors. Maybe someday (soon?) when the trade embargo falls we'll be able to enjoy a little bit of Cuba Libre at home.