• Cuba Libre

    by  • September 22, 2011 • Drink Recipes • 0 Comments

    Cuba Libre (Rum & Coke)

    The Cuba Libre (or rum and coke) is a classic cocktail that probably everyone has tried at least once. According to Wikipedia, however, the drink has a bit of a murky past: Bacardi claims that it was invented by a US soldier celebrating their victory in the Spanish-American War, while Havana Club maintains that it wasn’t invented until 2 years later when cola first arrived on the island.

    Either way, it’s a drinks that’s probably as popular for its simplicity as it is for its flavor. And here’s a recipe I endorse.


    • 2 parts cola
    • 1 part rum
    • lime wedge

    Directions: Fill a highball glass 1/2-2/3 of the way with ice. Pour in rum and let sit a moment to dissolve some ice. Squeeze in juice from lime wedge and drop in rind. Top of with cola, stir lightly, and serve.


    Kris Romaniuk is the author of the satirical travel memoir, Rum Socialism, and rummy behind this blog. He is an independent author based out of Montreal, Canada, and is currently working on his second book.


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