Cuba Libre is a cocktail drink made with rum, Coca-cola and a lime wedge. Back in college, we knew it by its American name, Rum Coke. No lime wedge; just rum and Coca-cola mixed together with no particular rule as to proportion. It was cheaper than beer and, in those days when good-time budget was low, Rum Coke made sense.Story has it that the drink we know as Cuba Libre was born in Havana in the aftermath of the Spanish-American war. That story is belied by others although the year of birth of the drink is not disputed. 1900 is generally accepted to be the year when Coca-cola was introduced to Cuba by American soldiers.
Keyword Cocktails, Rum
Prep Time 1minute
Total Time 1minute
Author Connie Veneracion
juice from half a lime
lime wedges(see notes after the recipe)
Squeeze the juice from half a lime directly into a glass.
Drop the ice cubes into the glass along with the lime wedges.
Pour in rum and Coca-cola.
Serve and enjoy.
Note that I used kaffir lime which is what we have in the garden right now. Regular lime is traditional for making Cuba Libre.