How to Make a Cuba Libre

Created during the 1898 Spanish-American War to liberate Cuba, the Cuba Libre was originally mixed at a bar by an off-duty U.S. soldier. It has since become the liberating libation of choice for freedom-loving drinkers around the world.

You will need

  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 oz. rum
  • Cola
  • A highball glass
  • 2 lime wedges
  • A swizzle stick

Step 1 Add ice Drop a few ice cubes into the glass.

Step 2 Add rum Pour in 1.5 ounces of rum.

Step 3 Fill with cola Fill up the rest of the cocktail glass with cola.

Step 4 Add lime & stir Squeeze a wedge of lime into the drink and stir with a swizzle stick.

Step 5 Garnish & serve Garnish the drink with the second lime wedge, serve, and salute.