Cuba Libre Recipe straight from my trip to Cuba. Learn the secret ingredient in these famous Cuban cocktails and what makes them authentic. And yes, this cocktail is a Rum and Coke, but made the Cuban way!
- 1 slice lime juice
- 1-2 shots dark or white rum good US or Puerto Rican brand, Cubans typically use Havana Club 3 year white rum
- Coca-Cola-Bottled in Mexico
- 2 slices lime wedge garnish
In a glass, add ice and a squeeze of lime. Next, add 1-2 shots dark or white rum.
Add a few more ice cubes, and top with chilled Coca Cola. In Cuba they don't add lots of ice.
Garnish with a lime, you can zest it in strips, then slice into wedges.
Havana Club - El Ron De Cuba, is not currently available in the US due to the import embargo.
You can find some good options like Havana Club - Puerto Rico available at specialty liquor stores.
Another good brand is Bacardi Black, this Puerto Rican dark rum aged between 1-3 years in oak barrels, works well in Cuba Libre.
Coca Cola - Mexico Bottled
Try to buy it in Mexican or Latin markets, and sometimes Taqerias (taco shops) sell bottles on ice. There is a difference, to me, it is sweeter and just tastes better! People go crazy for it here in Southern California.
Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Sodium: 31mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.2mg