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DharMag September 2016 Cuba Libre cocktail: the original recipe of the great Cuban drink

Cuba Libre cocktail recipe, Cuba Libre with Coke rum lime juice, Cuba cocktails Cuba Libre is one of the easiest cocktail to prepare, it has only three ingredients: rum, lime juice and coke, to which is added a slice of lime as a garnish.

In order to maintain the balance between sweet flavor and alcohol the cocktail must be prepared with great care and you should respect the doses, otherwise the drink could be too mushy.

Cuba Libre’s history

The name of this cocktail comes from the shouts of joy of the people of Cuba, who took to the streets to celebrate the liberation of the island from Spain, in 1898, after a war fought alongside the United States.

Cuba Libre drink recipes ingredients, Best Cuban cocktail recipes The island was immediately flooded with US goods, and among these the first was, of course, Coca Cola, a soft drink born a few years before, but which had already become an icon.

Rum in Cuba was (and is) drank more water and also Cuba Libre was not really “invented” on that occasion, but more precisely “modified and modernized”, because before instead of Coca Cola was used simple caramel.

Cuba Libre drink ingredients

  • 5 cl of light rum (white)
  • 10 cl Coca Cola
  • 1 cl of lime or lemon juice
  • a slice of lime

Glass

Highball

How to make the authentic Cuba Libre drink

Glass with ice, how to make Cuba Libre like a bartender, best Cuba drinks The recipe is basic and the drink is prepared directly in a highball glass, so you won’t need any particular equipment or skill.

Squeeze a lime and strain juice.

Fill a glass with ice and pour rum & lime juice.

Cuba Libre cocktail ingredients, Coke in the glass, cocktail with coke Add cola, cut a wedge of lime, decorate with a slice.

Cuba Libre cocktail original recipe, Cuba Libre drink recipe and photos Stir gently and start dreaming about Cuba’s beach.

Cube Libre food pairings

Let’s pair with cold pasta salad, baked fish, finger food, pasta al pesto, zucchini and shrimps risotto.

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