Named in celebration of Cuba’s independence, Cuba Libre is a stunning, superb cocktail composed of two fond favourites— rum and coca cola. Now jog your memory and tell us: when did Cuba gain freedom, and from whom?

Here’s how you make it:

Lemon juice

Lots of ice

1 part rum

2 parts coke

Toss them into a highball glass, in that order. Está!


Know Before You Go:

“Libre” is pronounced Lee-Bray

Light rum is preferable in cocktails because it mixes better than dark