There are countless ways of making a Cuba libre. This version calls for the rubbing of lime on the rim of the glass, emphasizing the drink's telltale citrus flavor. For a less potent drink, use less rum or more Coca-Cola. For a smoother cocktail, make it
Servings: Serves 8
Ingredients 1/4 cup (2 ounces) dark rum1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice , plus 1 lime wedgeCoca-Cola
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add rum and lime juice, and top off with Coca-Cola to taste; stir. Rub rim of glass with lime wedge, then garnish drink with wedge.
Note: To serve large groups, mix batches of 2 parts rum to 1 part lime juice to 4 parts Coca-Cola. Pour over ice in individual glasses, then rub rims with lime and garnish with 1 wedge per cocktail.