Originating in Havana around the turn of the twentieth century, the Cuba Libre has remained one of the most refreshing rum cocktails you can drink.
Even though it’s made with light rum and cola, the addition of fresh lime gives it a lot more pizzazz than plain old rum and coke.
More like this:
- 2 ounces light rum
- Freshly squeezed juice of 1/2 lime, about 1 tablespoon
- 2 lime wedges
- Well-chilled cola
- Squeeze the lime juice into a double old-fashioned glass, add one lime wedge and muddle to release the oils.
- Add the rum, ice cubes and top with cola.
- Stir gently and garnish with the remaining wedge of lime.