The most political cocktail of all time: Cuba Libre

The Cuba Libre may sound like a regular rum and coke, but the lime makes all the difference!

A favourite of writer Ernest Hemingway, the cocktail means “Free Cuba” in Spanish.

“Patriots aiding Cuba during the Spanish–American War—and, later, expatriates avoiding Prohibition—regularly mixed rum and cola as a highball and a toast to this Caribbean island.”

Cuba Libre Recipe

Illustration by Cheryl Oz Designs

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