Classic Cuba Libre with Tanduay Superior
Cuba Libre is a Cuban cocktail based on rum, with the addition of cola and lime. In Spanish, its name means Free Cuba, and although the exact origin of this cocktail is still a mystery, it was probably first mixed in Havana in August 1900, after the Spanish-American war, when Coca-Cola was available in Cuba.
In the past, the cocktail was viewed as exotic, but nowadays it is popular throughout the world, and it is often referred to as Rum and Coke. A common way to serve it is on the rocks with a lime wheel, but some variations (such as Rum and Coke) exclude the lime wheel or substitute white rum with golden or dark rum.
- 2 ounces Rum
- 4–5 ounces Cola
- Garnish: lime wedge
- Mint leaves (optional)
- In a high ball glass or balloon glass filled with ice cubes, pour the Rum, then top with cola.
- Gently stir so as to combine, but not so much so that you lose carbonation.
- Squeeze lime and garnish with a lime wedge.