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How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

Barrie, Ontario...
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How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

For me it is to raise my Bubba, and sing a hearty "Chimo!"

Dunno what it stands for but it is what my Dad always said when we were at his cottage!

:-)

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1. Re: How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

The first drink of rum from a new bottle, I always throw a few good drops on the ground for the devil, to keep him happy . There are still many, many people in Gibara who believe the failure to do so by all the revellers at Carnivale in August angered the diablo and that is why Ike attacked the town in Sept of 2008

Edited: 10 February 2013, 22:35
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2. Re: How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

We Cheers to "Safe Arrival"

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As a true Bluenoser- its SOCIABLE!

S
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4. Re: How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

candysita,

I did that Friday night! Turned out to be a very good evening!

We are in a small group of friends that preform this exercise every time we crack a fresh Botella de Ron!

Salud!

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5. Re: How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

The other half reference her Danish ancestors and says "Skol_

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6. Re: How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

Been in that crowd, with a bunch of "gammel torsks" pounding Aquavit!

Lots of fun!

The only ,ceremonial, spilling of alcohol there, would be when you shoot it back and ...

You miss your mouth! lol

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7. Re: How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

And here I was just going to respond with ...........by salivating over that first airport cerveza.

Not quite as dignified as the rest of you is it?

Digby, Canada
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8. Re: How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

I hear ya fire39 - nothing like that first ice cold beer at the airport:)

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9. Re: How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

We normally give thanks for being so fortunate to be able to travel. Our second toast is a raising of a Cristal on the beach and toast our dearly departed Mardi. Without him our first trip would not have gone as smoothly. We will never forget that.

Cheers

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10. Re: How do you salute your first drink in Cuba?

Toast to a safe journey,and to a great two weeks ahead

Jim