Cuba Libre Recipe

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Cuba Libre Recipe

A classic Cuban cocktail of rum, cola, lime and ice. Basically, the only difference between a regular Rum and Coke, and this cocktail is lime (and its juice). In the majority of recipe variations – the lime is optional, but in our opinion, this simple citrus addition to the mix creates a delicious and unique flavour. 

"Cuba libre!" was the rallying slogan of Cuban revolutionists against Spanish rule at the tail-end of the 19th century. Legend has it, in the year 1900, there was a captain in the U.S. Army stationed in Havana, Cuba during the Spanish-American War. When he poured Coca-Cola and a squeeze of lime into his Bacardí and toasted his Cuban comrades by calling out in the bar, “Por Cuba Libre!” (“To a free Cuba!”) this classic cocktail was born.

Serves: 1

Prep time: 2 Minutes

Nutrition: 101 Calories


  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice, from 1/2 lime
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 4 ounces cola


    1. Add the lime juice into a collins or highball glass.
    2. Fill with ice cubes and pour the rum into the glass.
    3. Fill with the cola and gently stir.
    Fill with the cola and gently stir.

    Category: Drinks Cuisine: Cocktail

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