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Classic Cuba Libre Recipe
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Classic Cuba Libre

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"Does it get any easier than this? It's rum and a cola beverage with a splash of lime."

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  1. Fill a 12-ounce glass with ice cubes. Pour the rum and cola beverage into the glass. Stir in the lime juice, and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 09, 2008

My husband has talked about this drink for years since he grew up in St. Croix. I finally tried this and I was surprised how great it is. You could taste all the flavors separately but they blended nicely too. I used Cruzan Estate Diamond Rum and lime from the squeezy bottle. It sounded like a lot of lime juice, but was just right after all. I definitely recommend this! Thanks for the taste of the islands.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 03, 2008

It's just a rum and coke with lime. Can't really go wrong with that.

May 13, 2011

New favorite drink. No, really. This was awesome! I made mine a little......different with Coke Zero and Captain Morgan spiced rum. Even my husband liked this. The fresh lime juice is key. Don't chinze out and use bottled--it won't be as good, trust me.

Oct 11, 2010

even better if you make it with Coconut Rum & Diet Coke. And the Lime of course!!

Sep 13, 2010

Pretty good, simple drink. I made this with coke but I'm more of a pepsi fan...will be trying that next time. I also like the extra lime kick in there.

Jan 04, 2010

Is this just a rum and coke? Yes and there's no problem with that, it's still a recipe and deserves to be here. I really support the submitter's inclusion of substantial lime juice. It just isn't the same when you order a double and get some skinny lime wisp floating on the top: it's always going to be a great drink but I feel the lime juice sets off the light sweetness of the rum. This is my absolute FAVORITE coctail with Bacardi white rum and diet Coke, made that way it's one of the lowest calorie coctails and most every place can make it for you. Cheers, thanks very much for submitting :)

May 11, 2011

Delicious! I cut the lime juice in half.

Nov 24, 2012

It is very refreshing.


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