There sure is something special about the way Rum and Coke go together. A Rum and Coke, also known as a Cuba Libre, is truly a cocktail classic. It has only two ingredients, making it very simple yet satisfying. The name of the drink gives away the ingredients and is easy to order at a bar or restaurant or make yourself at home. This recipe has the best ratio!
The name Cuba Libre means “free Cuba” in Spanish and originated in Cuba in the 1900s. It’s perfect to enjoy anytime of the year, always providing the same warm yet refreshing taste.
Rum and Coke Recipe
Not only does the Rum and Coke cocktail only require two ingredients, but they are also super easy to find no matter where you are. Using good quality rum will take the cocktail from good to excellent. To have the best ratio, use two parts coke to one part rum. To make one drink, you will need two ounces of rum (white or dark) and about four ounces of coke, we prefer Coca-Cola.
How to Make a Rum and Coke
- Fill a glass with ice and pour Rum and coke into glass
- Stir gently and garnish with a slice of lime
Rum and Coke Calories
One Rum and Coke cocktail has 185 calories.
How to Serve
Serve your Rum and Coke in a glass tumbler with lots of ice. Garnish with a slice of lime. For an extra citrus kick, squeeze the lime into your drink before garnishing.
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Rum and Coke
- 2 ounces rum white or dark
- 4 ounces coke
- Pour the rum and coke into an ice filled glass.
- Garnish and enjoy.