Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 0 mins

Havana Cooler is a refreshing and popular rum-based cocktail that originated in Cuba. This version is from the Taste of Cuba website, which states it's from the Cocina Cubana Club. Ginger ale is the traditional mixer used for the Havana Cooler, but you can use Sprite or other lemon-lime carbonated soda in place of the ginger ale.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine rum, ice cubes and mint in a short (old-fashioned) glass.
  2. Top with ginger ale.
Most Helpful

Great simple and refreshing drink after a rough day. I didn't have any mint so I added lime. Made for ZWT9 and "The Apron String Travelers"

Maryland Jim August 05, 2013

What a nice drink! I usually like rum and coke, but this was really refreshing. I liked the touch of mint and I wasn't sure I would. I did use the lemon lime soda option because that is what I had on hand, but I'll try the ginger ale version too! Made for ZWT9

AlaskaPam August 04, 2013

simple tastes great used ginger ale zwt9 love ginger ale and rum

Dienia B. August 05, 2013