The Cuba Libre

About The Cuba Libre

 Is it technically just a rum and coke? Well sort of. The cocktail is very simple and inexpensive, but it does remain as one the world’s most popular cocktails. The cocktail comes from post Spanish-American War Cuba and its name is from the motto of the Cuban Independence movement of the time. Typically at Empire Mixology we don’t like to push specific brands in our cocktails, but this classic recipe technically calls for Bacardi Superior Silver Rum and Coca Cola. Note a Cuba Libre is not made with Spiced Rum, more commonly known as a Captain and Coke.



  • 1½ oz. Silver Rum (Bacardi Superior)

  • Fill Coca Cola

Cocktail Profile

  • Rating: 5.0 Stars

  • Served: On the Rocks

  • Strength: Light

  • Difficulty: Simple

  • Flavor: Sweet


Build ingredients with ice in a highball glass. Stir gently and garnish with a lime wedge.