Cuba Libre

Cuba Libre

The Cuba Libre is a rum cocktail that can transport you to the balmy beaches of Havana with just one sip. It’s a blend of rich and full-bodied Captain Morgan Dark Rum, sweet and fizzy coke, and tangy lime garnish making it a refreshingly delicious rum cocktail that is perfect for any occasion.

As the tale goes, the origins of the Cuba Libre rum cocktail date back to the early 1900s and the Spanish-American War. Rumour has it that American soldiers stationed in Cuba concocted the drink by mixing rum with cola and a splash of lime for a cool, refreshing libation. The drink quickly gained popularity in Cuba and soon after, the rest of the world, earning a spot on cocktail menus everywhere.

This delicious cocktail recipe of Cuba Libre features Captain Morgan Dark Rum. The dark and luscious rum is the perfect base for the Cuba Libre, with its smooth and full-bodied flavour that adds depth and complexity to the cocktail. Its notes of vanilla, oak, and spice make it a perfect match for the sweet and bubbly coke, creating a flavour profile that is sweet, tangy, and refreshing all at once. And the zesty lime garnish provides a burst of freshness and acidity that cuts through the sweetness and adds a bright and citrusy note to the rum cocktail.

Today, the Cuba Libre remains one of the most popular rum cocktails in the world, thanks to its delicious flavour and its ability to transport us to a tropical paradise with just one sip. Whether you're sipping on one at a beachside bar or enjoying it in the comfort of your own home, the Cuba Libre is the perfect drink for any occasion.

Ingredients

  • Captain Morgan Dark Rum - 60ml
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  • Coke - top-up
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  • Lime wedges - 1
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  • Ice
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Method

Start by grabbing a highball glass and filling it with a generous amount of ice. The ice is crucial as it will keep your drink cold and refreshing.

Using a measuring cup or jigger, measure out 60ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum. This particular type of rum is rich and full-bodied, with a smooth taste that complements the other ingredients perfectly. Pour the rum into the prepared highball glass.

Once you have measured out the rum, it's time to add the coke. Pour the coke into the highball glass, filling it up to the top. You can adjust the amount of coke you add according to your taste preferences.

The final touch to the perfect Cuba Libre is a lime garnish. Cut a lime wedge and squeeze a generous amount of juice into your drink. The lime will add a tangy and zesty flavour that balances out the sweetness of the coke and the richness of the rum. You can also drop the lime wedge into the cocktail or place it on the rim of the glass for an extra pop of colour and flavour.

Cuba Libre

Mixologist: Ashifa Bano

Ingredients

Method

Start by grabbing a highball glass and filling it with a generous amount of ice. The ice is crucial as it will keep your drink cold and refreshing.

Using a measuring cup or jigger, measure out 60ml of Captain Morgan Dark Rum. This particular type of rum is rich and full-bodied, with a smooth taste that complements the other ingredients perfectly. Pour the rum into the prepared highball glass.

Once you have measured out the rum, it's time to add the coke. Pour the coke into the highball glass, filling it up to the top. You can adjust the amount of coke you add according to your taste preferences.

The final touch to the perfect Cuba Libre is a lime garnish. Cut a lime wedge and squeeze a generous amount of juice into your drink. The lime will add a tangy and zesty flavour that balances out the sweetness of the coke and the richness of the rum. You can also drop the lime wedge into the cocktail or place it on the rim of the glass for an extra pop of colour and flavour.

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Cuba Libre