Cuba Libre

The best kind of cola to use in this drink is Mexican Coca-Cola (available at or another brand made with cane sugar. Sugar-based colas have a crisper, cleaner flavor than the more readily available ones made with high-fructose corn syrup.

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  • Servings: Makes 1 drink
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  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces white rum
  • 3 ounces chilled Coca-Cola
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 lime wedge, for garnish

How to make this recipe

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice. Add the rum, Coca-Cola and lime juice and stir gently. Garnish with the lime wedge.


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Contributed By Photo © Tina Rupp Published July 2010

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