May 112012

Some friends recently returned from Cuba. When I asked them about the food, all they could talk about was the “Cuba Libres.”  “What’s a Cuba Libre?” I asked. It’s a fancy name for a rum and cola they explained.

I haven’t drank a rum and cola since highschool, but I have to admit it’s sounding pretty darn good to me today. Here’s how to make one.

Mix one and half ounces of light rum with six ounces of cola. (Of course, I’m from Atlanta, the home of Coca-Cola, so that’s what I’d recommend.) Pour in a highball glass with ice, stir, and garnish with a lime wedge.




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