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Cuba Libre Recipe


Cuba Libre Mixed Drink

Cuba Libre

Photo Courtesy: © Shannon Graham

Cuba Libre translated means “Free Cuba” and was popularized around the end of the Spanish American War.

This simple mixed drink is similar to a Rum & Coke, but the addition of fresh lime juice lightens up the drink and defines the Cuba Libre as a separate drink. It's an easy drink to remember and popular enough that it would be good to add it to the drinks to know list.

Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Cocktail



  1. Squeeze the juice of half a lime into a collins glass.
  2. Add ice cubes.
  3. Pour the rum and cola into the glass.
  4. Stir well.
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