Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ironically, this Latin favorite called "Cuba libre" literally translates to "free Cuba" in English. Some refer to it as "la mentirita", which means "the small lie". Salud! Recipe from Shortcuts to 100 Best Latin Recipes by Sergio E Yibrin


  1. Fill 4 tall glasses with ice.
  2. Pour 1/2 ounce rum into each glass.
  3. Squeeze and drop 1 lime wedge into each glass.
  4. Fill each glass with cola and stir well.
  5. Serve immediately.
Most Helpful

Have enjoyed this for years without knowing it had a name, tonight was no exception as we drank them down without getting a photo. Thanks for the post.

Debbwl August 28, 2013

It's true that the lime can change it a lot. It's great that way. Thanks Charlotte for this yummy drink. Made for ZWT9

Boomette August 07, 2013

I love this classic. The lime is what makes it in my opinion. Made for Mike and the Appliance Killers ZWT9.

PanNan August 06, 2013