Published On : Sat, Dec 22nd, 2012

Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre translated means “Free Cuba” and was popularized around the end of the Spanish American War. This mixed drink is similar to a Rum & Coke, but the addition of fresh lime juice lightens up the drink and defines the Cuba Libre. It’s an easy drink to remember and popular enough that it would be good to add it to the drinks to know list.
Taste: 5
Presentation: 4
Ease of Preparation: 4 – Lime twist is complicated
Drinks Until Blackout: 9 – 12% Alcohol

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 2 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail


•           Juice of 1/2 a lime

•           2 oz light rum

•           4 oz cola


1.         Squeeze the juice of half a lime into a Collins glass.

2.         Add ice cubes.

3.         Pour the remaining ingredients into the glass.

4.         Stir well.