Cuba Libre

Created around the turn of the century (1902), this classic Cuban drink — the Cuba Libre — uses simple ingredients. 

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.

two glasses of cuba libre on a tray with some havana honey cigars

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.

Created around the turn of the century (1902), this classic Cuban drink -- the Cuba Libre -- uses simple ingredients.

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Cuba libre

Cuba Libre

Ronda Eagle | Kitchen Dreaming
Created around the turn of the century (1902), this classic Cuban drink -- the Cuba Libre -- uses simple ingredients.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 min
Total Time 1 min
Course Beverages
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 1 serving
Calories 184 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 part Rum Gold Rum
  • 2 parts Cola beverage
  • 2 lime wedges

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 6ozCalories: 184kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 6mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 11gVitamin C: 10.5mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.2mg
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