Three-ingredient cocktails to make at home

21st April, 2020 by Lauren Eads

6. Cuba Libre

Origin: The Cuba Libre can be traced back the 1890s, and is thought to have emerged out of a fusing of American and Cuban culture in the wake of the Spanish-American War of 1898. Its name means ‘Free Cuba’, and so it was a drink often used to toast those fighting for the country’s independence from Spain.

What sets the Cuba Libre apart from a simple rum and coke is the squeeze of lime juice and garnish.

Ingredients: White rum, cola, lime

Method: Fill a tumbler with ice, pour over 25ml Cuban rum (or any white rum if times are desperate) and top up with cola. Add a squeeze of lime juice and wedge to garnish.

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