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.