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Cuba Libre Cocktail Recipe

Nov 06, 2017 | Post By Danny Mahoney
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The Cuba Libre is a twist on the classic Rum and Coke drink. There are many tales telling of where the drink originated, with each rum brand having a different twist on its history. What we know for sure is that “Cuba Libre!” was the Cuba Liberation Army’s battle cry during their independence war in 1898.

We also know that Coca-Cola was first introduced to Cuba in the year 1900, so it seems that the rum and coke drink was probably invented in Havana, Cuba in the years following 1900, with lime wedges or lime juice added at some point later. The drink’s popularity caught on throughout America as both Coca-Cola and rum were both cheap and readily available to the public.

There are many variations on the drink, depending on what kind of rum is used and what mixers are added. For example, the Cuba Pintada is made with rum and club soda with only a dash of cola, the Captain Pepper is made specifically with Captain Morgan rum and Dr Pepper cola, and lastly there is a Hot Cuba Libre to which a splash of hot sauce is added.

For now, let’s stick to the original Cuba Libre recipe:

Ingredients

  • 60 ml light rum
  • Juice of ½ of a lime
  • 330ml can cola

Preparation

  1. Squeeze the lime juice directly into a Collins cocktail glass
  2. Add ice to the cocktail glass
  3. Pour the rum onto the iced lime juice
  4. Top up glass with cola
  5. Stir the cocktail well until mixed

Equipment

  • Collins cocktail glass
  • Stirrer

TAGS

glass, cocktail, juice, drink, libre, rum and, cuba libre

ABOUT AUTHOR

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Danny is a Melburnian liquor enthusiast and ex bartender turned web developer. Although an avid whiskey drinker he likes to practice the arts of cocktail making and mixing drinks. Danny believes there are always new concoctions just waiting to be explored and enjoyed.

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