Las Floriditas is seen widely as a tribute to El Floridita in Havana, Cuba. First opened in 1817 under the name Piña de Plata, and later renamed to El Floridita in 1914, the world-famous bar is known for being a favorite haunt of author Ernest Hemingway, where he would often spend his afternoons at the end of the bar unwinding after a long day of writing. A life-size golden statue of the legendary author now leans on the end of the bar he so often frequented. Floridita is known as “la cuna del daiquiri” – the cradle, or birthplace, of the daiquiri; Hemingway’s favorite cocktail. One now sits in front of his life-size statue at the end of the bar every day.