How to make Cuba Libre

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When I’m in a restaurant and I’m asked for a drink, I usually drink a glass of coca cola. At home I often only drink water, but when the weather is nice I like to drink a glass of cola with a slice of lemon. Yet once I saw a cocktail on a card that had this as one of his main ingredients. I thought can it really be that simple? This cocktail is one of my favorites. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to make Cuba Libre.

What is the definition of Cuba Libre

The meaning of Cuba Libre is:

”Free Cuba, but in this case it’s a cocktail recipe that consist of white rum, lime juice and coco cola. The cocktail is served in a long-drink glass. This cocktail belongs to the most popular cocktails in the world”.

Cuba Libre

So this cocktail is made with cola, rum and lime juice. It is very similar to the Baco served in the Netherlands. Rum (Bacardi) is combined with coca-cola. The lime juice or lemon juice is omitted here. This cocktail is one of the world’s most popular cocktails. The Baco variant is often also sold in a bar / pub.

History Cuba Libre

The history of the Cocktail goes back to around 1900. This was the time when Coca-Cola started exporting its drinks to Cuba, among others. This was during the time the Spanish American War was on. The name of the cocktail owes it to this time. It was the slogan that were used: Free Cuba. The original recipe consisted of a combination of water and brown sugar. It was the American soldiers who ordered Bacardi Rum in combination with Coca-Cola. This combination was then promoted in a magazine. This happened around the year 1966.

There are doubts about every history of a cocktail, also about this story. After Cuba’s independence, foreign brands were also brought in, including Coca Cola and Rum. In any case, it ensured that a great cocktail could be made. Below I will elaborate on the recipe.

Cuba Libre Recipe

This cocktail recipe is so easy. You need the following ingredients: white rum, coco cola and lime juice. For the garnish you can use a slice of lime.

The first step is grab a long-drink glass. For this cocktail this is the best glass you can take. If you have a different glass, that’s also not a problem. When you have the glass you want to use you can start filling the glass with ice cubes.

When the ice cubes are in the glass you can start measure the 50 ml of white rum. Add the rum to the glass. You do the same with the 100 ml of coca cola. You have added the two main ingredients. The next ingredient is the juice of a lime. You cut the lime in half. Add the half of the lime juice.

Mix the drink with a straw. You can also use a spoon. When the cocktail is mixed it’s time to add the garnering. Use the other half of the lime and cut a wedge. Add the wedge on the side of the glass. The cocktail is ready to drink!

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How to make Cuba Libre

Below you can find the summary of the steps:

  1. The first step is to grab a long drink glass.
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  3. Measure the 50 ml of rum and add this to the glass.
  4. Measure 100 ml of coca cola and add this to the glass.
  5. Slice lime in half and add one half of the lime juice to the glass.
  6. Mix the drink with a straw.
  7. From the other half of the lime cut a wedge. Add this wedge on the side of the glass.
  8. Enjoy your Cuba Libre cocktail!

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Cuba Libre Ingredients

To make this cocktail you need a couple of ingredients. These ingredients are: white rum, coco cola and lime juice. For the garnish you can use a slice of lime. You can find the recipe below! Interested in cooking videos? Watch my YouTube Channel!

cuba libre recipe

 

cuba libre

Cuba Libre

Nolynskitchen
An easy drink: Cuba Libre. This cocktail is so easy to make with only 3 ingredients! The cocktail looks so good! You can make it within 3 minutes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine Cuba
Servings 1 Person
Calories 183 kcal

Equipment

  • Glass

Ingredients
  

  • 50 ml Rum (White)
  • 100 ml Coca Cola
  • 0,5 Lime (juice)
  • Ice cubes

Garnish

  • 1 Lime (slice)

Instructions
 

  • The first step is to grab a long drink glass.
  • Fill the glass with ice cubes.
  • Measure the 50 ml of rum and add this to the glass.
  • Measure 100 ml of coca cola and add this to the glass.
  • Slice lime in half and add one half of the lime juice to the glass.
  • Mix the drink with a straw.
  • From the other half of the lime cut a wedge. Add this wedge on the side of the glass.
  • Enjoy your Cuba Libre cocktail!

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 106mgFiber: 3gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 29mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cuba Libre
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FAQ Cuba Libre

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

What is Cuba Libre?
Free Cuba, but in this case it’s a cocktail recipe that consist of white rum, lime juice and coco cola. The cocktail is served in a long-drink glass. This cocktail belongs to the most popular cocktails in the world.

How long does it take to make?
The total recipe will take you less than 3 minutes.

Which ingredients do I need for this recipe?
The ingredients you need for this recipe are: white rum, coco cola and lime juice. For the garnish you can use a slice of lime.

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