Cuba Libre (“Free Cuba”)

The Cuba Libre, rum and Coke with lime, is the national drink of Cuba. Though it has conflicting stories of origin, this drink is generally believed to date back to the 1900s when Coca-Cola first entered the Cuban market.


INGREDIENTS
Ice cubes
10 tsp light rum
2 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice
4 fl oz Coca-Cola
1 lime, to garnish


PREPARATION
Fill glass with ice and pour over rum, lime juice, and Coca-Cola. Garnish with a slice of lime.
(Found on page 178 of Cuban Flavor)

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