Fidel’s Ignoble Exit and A Drink Suggestion

The jeep carrying Fidel Castro’s ashed today – wait for it – broke down and had to be pushed. HERE

In case you didn’t know…

cuba libreHOW TO MAKE A CUBA LIBRE (or How to Make Cuba Free)

Equipment

  • Tall glass
  • Long spoon or stir stick

Ingredients

  • Ice cubes
  • 2 wedges of lime
  • 1 part Rum
  • 2 part dark cola (e.g., Coca Cola, etc.)
  • optional mint leaves

Instructions

  1. Fill glass with ice cubes
  2. Squeeze and then drop 2 lime wedges into the glass – coat the ice with the lime juice
  3. (Add optional mint leaves)
  4. Pour in the Rum
  5. Top up with chilled cola
  6. Stir gently, briefly

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11 Responses to Fidel’s Ignoble Exit and A Drink Suggestion

  1. TDPelletier says:

    May God have mercy on his soul (and mine).

  2. Rich says:

    Hardy har har. Someone added lime wedges and optional mint leaves to a Rum & Coke and called it a Cuba Libre. (Though one part Rum and two parts Coke is a pretty strong Rum & Coke.) Let’s hope Cuba’s freedom heretofore comes just as easily.

  3. Scott W. says:

    “Hardy har har. Someone added lime wedges and optional mint leaves to a Rum & Coke and called it a Cuba Libre”

    Kinda like how someone wanted to drink before noon so “brunch” was invented, drinks like the Cuba Libre and the mint julep cover drinking hard booze in 98-degree weather. :)

  4. Sonshine135 says:

    I prefer a Mojito!

  5. pseudomodo says:

    I didn’t know Lada made Jeeps.

  6. Jim R says:

    To paraphrase Michaeleen Oge Flynn from The Quiet Man, “When I drink rum, I drink rum. And, when I drink cola, I drink cola”

  7. Poor Yorek says:

    At least the soldiers are wearing appropriate black (not white) armbands.

    Soldier at Rear: “I don’t suppose either of you has a boat?”

  8. Fr_Sotelo says:

    The joke among my Cuban priest friends was to avoid calling this drink the “Cuba Libre” since that means “Free Cuba” and Cuba is no longer a free nation. When I entertained them and they wanted a rum and Coke, they would ask for a “Mentirita” or “The Lie.” When Cuba is no longer Communist and totalitarian, they will return to calling this drink a Cuba Libre.

    [Mentirita]

    Fr. Z's Gold Star Award

  9. Dr. Edward Peters says:

    That photo is just too…..too…..too…..oh, never mind. :)

  10. asburyfox says:

    Someone added lime wedges and optional mint leaves to a Rum & Coke and called it a Cuba Libre

    Actually the Cuba Libre cocktail has lime juice. About 1/3 oz. lime juice. The lime juice is the difference between a Cuba Libre and a Rum & Coke.

  11. asburyfox says:

    Actually the Cuba Libre cocktail has lime juice. About 1/3 oz. lime juice. The lime juice is the difference between a Cuba Libre and a Rum & Coke.

    I thought the lime wedges were a garnish until I saw the picture which does show the lime wedges inside the glass. Another way of getting your lime juice.

    [Sometimes it helps to read the text and not just look at the pictures.   o{]:¬)  ]