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A waitress serves several daiquiris at the Floridita bar/restaurant in Havana, Cuba, 16 August 2017. The daiquiri attracts thousands to its birthplace, Floridita, which is marking its 200th anniversary, each year, but perhaps the establishment is best known as having been a frequent hangout of late Nobel literature laureate Ernest Hemingway during his long stays in Cuba. EFE/Alejandro Ernesto
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Although Hemingway has a place of honor in Floridita, Constantino Ribailagua - a Catalan immigrant known as "Constante" who was the owner of the bar in the early 20th century and created some of its most famous concoctions - is its most venerated figure.