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Lime juice (2-3 slices)
1 part dark or light rum
2 parts cola
In a highball filled filled with ice juice limes and drop them in the glass. Add rum and coke and stir gently.
Toots's Cuba Libres
Toots serves his Cuba Libres with Alnwick dark rum and garnishes them with a lime
Trivia & Variations
Cuba Libre means "Free Cuba" and is said to have been created in Havana, Cuba in 1901. A Cuba Libre is just a rum and coke with lime.
The Cuba Pintada ("stained Cuba") is one part rum with two parts club soda and a splash of cola to tint the color.
The Cuba Campechana ("half-and-half Cuba") is one part rum topped with equal parts of club soda and cola.