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Cuba Libre

About the Recipe

The Cuba Libre's origins can be traced back to the early 1900s during the Spanish-American War. As the story goes, American soldiers stationed in Cuba mixed their rum with the local Coca-Cola to toast to Cuba's independence, exclaiming "¡Por Cuba Libre!" which translates to "For a Free Cuba!" The cocktail soon became a symbol of unity and celebration, embodying the lively and spirited essence of the island.

Unleash the spirit of Cuba with our signature Cuba Libre at Outpost. This classic cocktail is a symphony of flavours, uniting the richness of dark rum with the effervescence of cola and the zing of fresh lime. A libation with a storied history, the Cuba Libre takes you on a journey through the vibrant streets of Havana with every sip. Join us as we unveil the secrets to crafting the perfect Cuba Libre and celebrating the heritage of this beloved concoction.


- 50 ml white rum (e.g., Havana Club)

- 120 ml cola

- 15 ml freshly squeezed lime juice

- Lime wedge (for garnish)

- Ice cubes


  • Fill a highball glass with ice cubes, ensuring the perfect chill for your Cuba Libre.

  • Pour 50 ml of white rum into the glass, infusing it with the soulful flavours of Cuba.

  • Follow with 120 ml of cola, adding a delightful effervescence that dances on the palate.

  • Squeeze in 15 ml of freshly squeezed lime juice, imparting a tangy twist that elevates the cocktail.

  • Gently stir the Cuba Libre to combine the flavours, creating a harmonious dance of rum and cola.

  • Garnish with a lime wedge, offering a refreshing aroma and a touch of tropical flair.

The Cuba Libre is a spirited celebration of freedom and unity. At Outpost, we take pride in crafting this beloved concoction with care, ensuring every sip captures the essence of Cuba's vibrant culture.

Join us in raising a glass to the Cuba Libre—a timeless tango of rum and cola. Let its delightful flavours and storied history transport you to the enchanting streets of Havana. Cheers to embracing the legacy of this iconic libation and creating cherished memories with every vivacious sip.

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