The Cuba Libre
Continuing on with our summer wedding style cocktails, I present, The Cuba Libre. This is one of those cocktails where you look at the ingredients, and say "Wait, isn't that just a "rum-and-coke?". While this is close to being true - the all too important addition is lime juice. Fresh lime juice (not lime cordial, like Rose's) adds just enough tang to balance with the sweetness of the cola. I popped down to my favorite shop The Mercantile again and picked up a bottle of Fentimans Curiosity Cola. Curious indeed. This cola has a bit of a ginger tang to it, and that added a very interesting element. Give it a try!
*Juice of 1/2 Lime. - about .75 ounce
*2 ounces of light/gold rum
*4-6 ounces of cola.
Fill a rocks class with crush ice, and add rum. Finish with cola, and stir. Float lime juice on top, allowing to mix naturally. Garnish with a lime wedge. Imagine you're Teddy Roosevelt and enjoy!