Cuba Libre

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Cuba Libre, a classic cocktail known for its refreshing taste and cultural significance, has a rich history deeply intertwined with the island nation from which it takes its name. Dating back to the late 19th century, Cuba Libre, meaning “Free Cuba” in Spanish, emerged as a symbol of Cuba’s fight for independence from Spanish colonial rule. The drink’s inception can be traced to Havana, the vibrant capital city of Cuba, where American soldiers stationed during the Spanish-American War mixed local rum with Coca-Cola and a splash of lime to celebrate their victory and toast to a free Cuba. Since then, Cuba Libre has become an iconic beverage, beloved for its blend of sweet rum, fizzy cola, and zesty citrus. Beyond its delightful flavor, the cocktail serves as a poignant reminder of Cuba’s turbulent history and its enduring spirit of resilience and freedom.

Cuba Libre Recipe

  1. 60 ml White rum

  2. 10 ml Fresh lime juice

  3. 100-120 ml cola, to top

  4. Ice

  5. Garnish: lime wheel

cuba libre cocktail

How to Make a Cuba Libre

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice, and add white rum and fresh lime juice.

  2. Top with cola.

  3. Stir gently.

  4. Garnish with a lime wheel.