With spirits, the opposite is often true.
History[ edit ] The drink was created in Cuba in the early s, but its exact origins are not known with certainty.
A drink called a "Cuba Libre" was indeed known inbut this was a mix of water and brown sugar. According to Rodriguez, this took place in Augustwhen he was a year-old messenger working for a member of the U. Army Signal Corps in Havana. One day at a local bar, Rodriguez's employer ordered Bacardi rum mixed with Coca-Cola.
This intrigued a nearby group of American soldiers, who ordered a round for themselves, giving birth to a popular new drink. However, Rodriguez's status as a Bacardi executive has led some commentators to doubt the veracity of his story.
Light rums such as Bacardi became favored for cocktails, as they were considered to mix better than Rum and bacardi dark rums. In the early 20th century the cocktail, like Coca-Cola itself, was most popular in the Southern United States. During the Prohibition era from —, Coca-Cola became a favored mixer for disguising the taste of low-quality rums, as well as other liquors.
Mencken jokingly wrote of a South Carolina variant called the "jump stiddy", which consisted of Coca-Cola mixed with denatured alcohol drained from automobile radiators.
In particular, American military personnel took to Caribbean rum due to its inexpensiveness, while Coca-Cola became especially prevalent in the islands thanks to the company shipping it out with the military.
The Andrews Sisters' version was a major hit in and further boosted the popularity of rum and Coke, especially in the military.
Lord Invader and the owners of Belasco's composition successfully sued Amsterdam for the song's rights. With Cuban-made rum unavailable in the U.
As it can be made with any quantity or style of rum, it is simple to prepare and difficult to ruin. Writer Wayne Curtis called it "a drink of inspired blandness",  while Jason Wilson of The Washington Post called it "a lazy person's drink".
Coulombe considers the Cuba Libre a historically important drink, writing that it is "a potent symbol of a changing world order — the marriage of rum, lubricant of the old colonial empires, and Coca-Cola, icon of modern American global capitalism".
Additionally, both rum and Coca-Cola are made from Caribbean ingredients, and became global commodities through European and American commerce. According to Coulombe, the drink "seems to reflect perfectly the historical elements of the modern world". Additionally, while light rum is traditional, dark rums and other varieties are also common.
Other early recipes called for additional ingredients such as gin and bitters.
Some call for other colas such as Mexican Coke which uses cane sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup or Moxie. More elaborate variants with additional ingredients include the Cinema Highball, which uses rum infused with buttered popcorn and mixed with cola.Get fast, free shipping with Amazon PrimeExplore Amazon Devices · Shop Best Sellers · Shop Our Huge Selection · Deals of the Day2,,+ followers on Twitter.
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