Classic Cuba Libre Cocktail Recipe | Drink Inquirer

Translated from Spanish, the name means “Free Cuba,” a phrase that was popularized around the end of the Spanish-American War and used to celebrate that Cuba was freed from Spanish rule. Cuba Libre Cocktail is made of light rum, lime, and cola. Very refreshing for a sunny summer.

  • Glass: Collins Glass
  • Prep: 3 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield:1 cocktail (1 serving)
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)


  • 1/2 lime (juiced)
  • 2 ounces light rum
  • 4 ounces cola (Coca-Cola)


  1. Squeeze the juice of half a lime into a collins glass or highball glass.
  2. Add ice cubes and pour the rum into the glass.
  3. Fill with cola and stir well.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

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