Cuba Libre
Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

Rum + Cola
Difficulty Level
Quick cocktail
Strength
Strong
Type of glass
Highball glass
Utensils
Mixing spoon
Ingredients
  • 45 ml (1 1/2 oz.) white or amber rum
  • 180 ml (6 oz.) cola
  • Ice cubes
  • 1 lime wedge
Preparation
In the glass
Preparation

Pour the rum into a highball glass half-filled with ice cubes.

Top up with cola.

Add squeezed lime wedge.

Stir using a mixing spoon.

Pro tip

Kick it up to a Cuba Libre Supreme by replacing the rum with peach and bourbon liqueur.

Did you know:

One of the world's most popular cocktails, this drink was put together in a Havana bar during Cuba's second War of Independence (1895—1898). A captain entered the establishment and ordered a shot of rum, a side of Coca-Cola and a slice of lime. When a group of soldiers asked him to make a toast, he raised his glass and offered the war cry that had so effectively motivated his troops, «¡Cuba libre!»

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