Cuba Libre

Rum & Coke, with a little splash of freedom

Oh, and add some lime to that highball, please.

No, Cubans don’t call this classic cocktail “Libre” in their own country. The ironic appellation for the boozy drink is usually something like “Pequeña Mentira”, or “Little Lie”. Because that’s what freedom feels like, I’m told…



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Brooke Ramey Nelson

Native Texan & Mizzou Journalism grad. I’ve worked in newspapers, politics, PR & as a high school pubs adviser/AP English teacher. TOP WRITER?