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A scene of a Cuba Libre cocktail with a bottle of Coke and Bacardi rum

The Cuba Libre Cocktail is a Revolution in Good Taste

  • Author: Kevin Mayfield
  • Prep Time: 3 Minutes
  • Total Time: 3 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 Cocktail 1x
  • Category: Classic Cocktails


This Cuban cocktail is perfect on a hot, sunny day to really quench your thirst and experience a taste of the tropics.



2 Ounces White Rum

1/4 - 1/2 Ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice

6-8 Ounces Mexican Coca-Cola

Lime garnishes


  1. Place a scoop of fresh ice in a mug or high ball glass.
  2. Pour in all ingredients and stir until mixed.
  3. Add lime wheels or wedges for garnish.


Some people like to 'muddle' the lime in the glass for a more intense lime flavor from the oils of the lime.

You can experiment with different rums to make this drink, but stick with a white rum for an authentic taste.

Use the leftover lime pieces in the drink for garnish and flavor.

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