Recipe courtesy of Karl Franz Williams

Cuba Libre

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 serving
The Cuba Libre was made popular by U.S. soldiers to celebrate their victory in the Spanish-American War. It was "more than just a cocktail,” says Karl Franz Williams. "It was a cry for freedom.”



  1. In a tall serving glass, add ice cubes, then squeeze the juice from 2 lime wedges and drop them into the glass. Add the rum, then the Coca Cola. Stir, garnish with the remaining lime wedge, and serve.