Home · Recipes Cuba Libre Author: Maryanne CabreraPublished: Oct 3, 2013Updated: Nov 13, 2023 View Recipe5 ReviewsThis post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy. The Cuba Libre is also known as Rum and Coke. This cocktail traditional consists of cola, rum, and lime juice. 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 This 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! Cuba Libre Yield: serves 1 Print Recipe Pin Recipe Rate Recipe Ingredients2 oz dark rumlime wedgesCoca cola, or Diet Cokeice Instructions In a glass add 2 oz rum and lime juice (according to preference). Top with coke and add ice. Author: Maryanne Cabrera Did you make this recipe?Show us on Instagram! Tag @littleepicurean and hashtag #littleepicurean.