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Cuba Libre
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Cuba Libre is an easy-to-make traditional Cuban cocktail that is prepared with Coke, white rum, and lime, and that is served on the rocks.
Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Caribbean, Cuban, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 1 glass
Author: Renards Gourmets
  • oz. white cuban rum
  • 4 oz. Coca-Cola (or more)
  • 4 wedges lime (including one for decoration)
  • Whole ice cubes (no crushed ice)
  1. Place a highball glass in the freezer 20 minutes before preparing the cocktail.
  2. Once the glass is cool, place whole ice cubes, up to 1 inch (2,5 cm) from the top.

  3. Pour the rum.
  4. Squeeze 3 wedges of lime by hand, directly into the glass, on the ice cubes, making sure not to squeeze juice outside of the glass. You can use a small funnel.
  5. Place one of the freshly squeezed wedges in the glass.
  6. Pour the rum then the Coca-Cola on the ice cubes until they are covered, filling almost all the way to the top.

  7. Decorate the Cuba Libre with the remaining unsqueezed lime quarter, cut in the middle and placed on the edge of the glass.