Cuba Libra Recipe

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Cuba Libra

  • Author: Andrew Radford
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Serving 1x


The Cuba Libre, more than just a simple rum and coke, is a cocktail associated with freedom and the vibrant spirit of the Cuban people, dating back to the early 20th century.

This iconic drink combines the sweetness of cola with the richness of rum and a zesty splash of lime, offering a refreshing taste that belies its rebellious roots.


  • 2 oz or 60 ml white rum
  • 6 oz or 180 ml Cola
  • 1/2 oz or 15 ml Fresh lime juice
  • Ice cubes
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)


  1. Prep: Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.
  2. Mix: Add the rum and lime juice.
  3. Pour: Top with cola and stir gently to mix.
  4. Garnish: A lime wedge.


The name “Cuba Libre” translates to “Free Cuba,” a slogan used by Cuban revolutionaries during the War of Independence against Spain.

This cocktail gained popularity in the early 1900s, symbolising the close ties and cultural exchange between Cuba and the United States.

  • Prep Time: 2 Minutes
  • Category: Cocktail
  • Cuisine: Cocktail


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 160
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

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