September 22, 2018

We can thank Teddy Roosevelt and Coca-Cola for Cuba Libres

For decades, the United States has had a complicated relationship with an independent Cuba, which is why it’s interesting to consider America’s responsibility in the naming – and creation – of the “Cuba libre” (literally “free Cuba”), one of the world’s most famous cocktails. If it weren’t for two American icons – Coca-Cola and Teddy […]

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September 21, 2018

Bartenders From the Americas Gather in Cuba to Make a Giant Cuba Libre

Dozens of bartenders from the Americas gathered in Havana on Sunday to create a giant Cuba Libre cocktail. The giant drink-making event starts the regional bartender competitions and pays homage to one of the most famous drinks in the world. Bartenders from Cuba, as well as those from countries such as the United States, Uruguay, […]

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January 18, 2017

Feature: Cuba Libre, cocktail with a dash of history

HAVANA, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) — One of the world’s most popular cocktails, the Cuba Libre calls for one part rum, two parts cola and a generous dash of history. Better known to English speakers as a rum and coke, the drink traces its origin back to a crucial episode in Cuba’s history, the 1898 Spanish-American […]

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January 17, 2017

Oktoberfest

Brewed with licorice; a proprietary, hand-smoked malt; and almost a pound of East Kent Goldings hops per barrel. Opaque brown in color, with muddy brown edges and a cola-colored head that drops quickly to a ringed lace. Strong and dominating licorice aroma with an underlying robust molasses-ness and highly roasted malts. Thick-ish, deep blackstrap molasses […]

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