Cuba Libre

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The Cuba Libre is also known as Rum and Coke. This cocktail traditional consists of cola, rum, and lime juice.

Cuba Libre

When life gives you limes, you make a Cuba Libre.

This makes 1 serving:

Ingredients

  • 2 oz dark rum
  • lime wedges
  • Coca cola, or my preference- Diet Coke
  • Ice

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add-limeThis is my husband’s favorite mixed drink. If he sees a surplus of fresh limes in the fridge, I know he’ll be making himself a glass on the weekend.

The drink originated in Cuba when the country won independence in the Spanish–American War. While it’s a super easy cocktail to make, it’s also very refreshing. The fresh lime juice adds much brightness.

Feel free to use your favorite rum, whether it’s white, spiced, or dark. I prefer Mount Gay Rum Eclipse. It’s a mellow, versatile rum that works with a variety of applications.

Cheers!

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Cuba Libre

Yield: serves 1

Ingredients

  • 2 oz dark rum
  • lime wedges
  • Coca cola, or Diet Coke
  • ice

Instructions

  1. In a glass add 2 oz rum and lime juice (according to preference). Top with coke and add ice.

cuba libre by the little epicurean

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Comments

Alexander

Looking at that GIF makes want a Coke so badly. Love your post; great pictures.

Brian @ A Thought For Food

Yup, I think I could enjoy a few of these. Preferably while laying out on a beach.

Koon and Amy

Nice post. I enjoy reading your posts and I am following your blog.

quyen kohne

it looks so good. how much lime juice should I put it on

    Maryanne

    Thanks! It depends on your preference. I used about a tablespoon of lime juice, it adds a nice depth of flavor and balances out the alcohol. Although, some people like just a squeeze of lime. I say try out a little lime and work your way up until you like how it tastes :)

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