Cuba Libre Plus Plus
June 04, 2012
In a recent FineCooking.com column, I wrote about the Cuba Libre (Preparado), which I found in the book Home Bar Basics and Not-So-Basics.
Author Dave Stolte found the recipe from Paul Harrington, who in turn learned it from a customer from Venezuela.
The drink contains rum, Coke, bitters, gin, and lime juice. Get the recipe here.
Posted by: HomeBarBasics | June 04, 2012 at 08:41 AM
My wife and I have preferred this version for many years now. The gin cuts the sweetness of the cola in just the right way.
Posted by: Blair Frodelius | June 05, 2012 at 11:44 AM
I tried this per the recipe exactly and felt like it fell a little flat. For some reason it just doesn't seem to pop like the original recipe. I'm using Ron Matusalem Platino and Bellringer London Dry, with fresh lime.
The updated recipe actually was better when I stirred it in place of shaking, as the flavors were slightly more pronounced.
Posted by: Paul D | June 09, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I used to have a friend from Spain who drank gin and Coke and while that's kinda gross, the splash of gin in this drink reminds me of that one so I have fond memories of it.
But generally speaking I'm not a fan of anything-and-Coke so to me this comes as a vast improvement.
Posted by: Camper English | June 10, 2012 at 07:39 AM
Posted by: Paul D | June 10, 2012 at 04:02 PM