Cuba Libre

The island of Cuba offers different good drinks – and I don’t mean the local Bucanero beer or tuKola (which I both like). You’ll have to try the Daiquiri at its birthplace, the El Floridita. You can try pure rum at the Museo del Ron Havana Club in La Habana, Cuba. Or you choose the iconic Cuba libre; a longdrink made of cola and rum, served with lime.

One might wonder what the name of the drink refers to – it doesn’t date back to the Cuban revolution, but to the year 1900. It refers to the liberation of Cuba from Spanish colonialism. A good Cuba libre can only be served with Cuban rum. And it might be accompanied by a Cohiba, a Romeo y Julietta or a Montecristo No. 4 (the favorite cigar of Ernesto “Che” Guevara).

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