Classic Cuba libre cocktail

Classic Cuba Libre cocktail recipe

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Possibly one of the oldest cocktails in existence, this recipe Classic Cuba libre cocktail! The title already betrays where he comes from, namely Cuba. Born in a pub in Havana during the Spanish American War as the legend goes. With only three ingredients, it is also a very simple one to make. Lime juice, cola and rum. Since rum on these types of islands is often almost cheaper than water, not so surprising. There are also sweet versions where pineapple juice is added.

Classic Cuba libre cocktail

Classic Cuba libre cocktail

Incidentally, due to the quarrel with America, the Cubans themselves had to serve this cocktail without real cola for years. Importing from America was prohibited. You can also easily serve this cocktail as a virgin. Then take an alcohol-free rum and use cola zero, then it is almost also a healthy drink! Of course you can vary with this cocktail, there is also a version with Cointreau for example.

Classic Cuba libre cocktail

The classic Cuba libre cocktail, which consists of rum and cola, also has a Dutch version, namely the Baco! This name is derived from the Bacardi brand, which originally comes from Cuba. Due to the Cuban revolution, this business was also continued outside Cuba.

Classic Cuba libre cocktail
Nice and fresh with the lime juice and garnished with some slices and wedges.

This mix is ​​quite simple, all you need is Bacardi and cola. I personally find the addition of lime juice very tasty and refreshing. It gives the cocktail a fresh and sour taste. And as with all drinks: enjoy but drink in moderation!

Here you will find the complete recipe with all the ingredients you need. I hope you have fun preparing the dish below.

Classic Cuba libre cocktail

Classic Cuba libre cocktail

A classic that has literally lasted for centuries!

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Hallway: cocktail
Kitchen: cuban
Keyword: Cola, lime, rum
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Preparation time: 2 minutes
Total time: 4 minutes
Servings: 2 people
calories: 151kcal
Author: Francine
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You need:

tall glasses


  • 100 ml rum
  • 330 ml tail
  • 2 limes
  • ice

Nice and easy: click on the logo of your favorite supermarket to add the ingredients.

And this is how you make it:

  • Pour 50 ml of rum into each glass, fill the glasses with ice cubes.
  • Cut one lime into wedges and place between the ice cubes. Squeeze the rest of the other lime into the glasses.
  • Top up with the cola and serve immediately.
  • Cheers!
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