The history behind the Cuba Libre is said to celebrate the end of the Cuban War of Independence. A US soldier, Captain Russell, ordered a rum and Coke® with a twist of lime. When onlookers asked about the drink’s name, the Captain proposed a toast, “Por Cuba Libre” (For a free Cuba), and the original Cuba Libre was born.
The drink is a now simple one but at the turn of the century (1902) when it’s said this drink was created, it once considered to be pretty exotic. These were the perfect accompaniment to our Cuban Themed Party we threw earlier this month. To see all the recipes we created, follow these links:
- 1 part Gold rum
- 2 parts cola (bottled)
- 2 lime wedges
- Fill a highball glass with ice.
- Squeeze 2 lime wedges over the ice and drop them into the glass.
- Pour in the Gold rum, followed by chilled cola and give it all a gentle stir.