Cuba Libre

Sweet with a hint of citrus - it's long and refreshing.

Cuba Libre


  • 50ml

    Pampero Oro

  • 15ml

    Lemon Juice

  • 2

    Dashes of Angostura Bitters

  • 1

    Top up with Cola

  • 1

    Lime Wedge (Garnish)

0 units of alcohol per serve


  • 1

    Highabll Glass

  • 1

    Ice Scoop

  • 1


  • 1

    Bar Spoon

  • 1




  • Preparation
    1. Build in an Ice-filled Highball Glass.
    2. Stir gently to combine.
    3. Garnish with a Lime Wedge.
  • Alcohol content

    Alcohol content

    16 g per serve


The Cuba Libre (also known as Rum & Coke) is a staple highball cocktail combining rum, cola, often lime juice, and is served on ice. Despite its simplicity, the drink has a notable history, with its name “Cuba Libre” (Free Cuba) and the drink itself associated with the Cuban Independence Movement in the late 1890s. Its simple and readily-available ingredients have helped this cocktail to retain its popularity today, with bartenders around the globe putting their own stamp on the drink.

Interesting facts

Cuba Libre means ‘Free Cuba’ in Spanish. The drink is often seen as a symbol of Cuban nationalism. The cocktail is so popular in Cuba that it's often referred to simply as ‘Ron con Coca’ (Rum and Coke).

History of the drink

Cuba Libre is one of the most popular cocktails in the world. It’s said to have been created in Havana, Cuba in 1901 when U.S. Army Captain Theodore Roosevelt and his troops were stationed there during the Spanish-American War. According to legend, Roosevelt ordered a rum and cola at a bar in Havana and declared, "This is the drink of freedom!" The drink quickly became popular with both American troops and locals and it has been a staple of Cuban culture ever since.