Havana Cuba Business Travel Culture and Politics

Havana Cuba News

Cuba Culture News

Posted April 30, 2003 by publisher in Cuban Cigars

Email this article | Print this article | Search Havana Journal        

By Daily Yomiuri On-Line | Paul Jackson | Staff Writer

On the eve of the 20th century, with Cuba newly “liberated” from Spain with the help of the United States, a bar packed with thirsty U.S. and Cuban troops toasted “free Cuba” while quaffing a mixture of rum, lime juice and an exotic soft drink, cola. Or so goes the legend of the invigorating Cuba Libre, one of the most highly imbibed drinks on the planet.

Pour 2 shots of light rum in an ice-filled glass, add the freshly squeezed juice of half a lime, top up with Coke and garnish with a lime wedge. Some cocktail connoisseurs insist on “improving” the recipe with a half shot of gin and a dash of bitters. But whatever the approach, the cola should never dominate.

Any inferior concoction should be described with disdain as a “Rum and Coke.”

  1. Follow up post #1 added on December 01, 2004 by Paulo Aguila

    To whom it may concern:

    From an unsatisfied visitor:

          Your information was not at a good standard.  Please try to retract you mess of a website, because people with actual information to give %&#! information out there.  Go suck a dick.  %&#! dumbasses!!!!!

Would you like to add more information?

Only members can add more information. Please register or log in

  • Advertise at Havana Journal Inc
We recommend this AirBnB Food and Drink Experience... Cuban flavors: Food, Rum and Cigars
Images of Cuba
Las Tunas Province in Cuba
Follow Havana Journal
SUBSCRIBE to our Cuba Watch newsletter
LIKE us on Facebook

FOLLOW us on Twitter

CONNECT with us on Linked In

Section Archive
Havana Journal, Inc. BBB Business Review

Member of the Association for the Study of the Cuban Economy