Cuba Libre Cherry Crush

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This cherry rum and coke recipe is an easy twist on the classic cube libre cocktail. Refreshing, delicious and super easy to make.

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Cube Libre with a Twist

Rum and Coke is my mom’s favorite drink. I can’t blame her.  A classic Cuba Libre is hard to beat. Always refreshing and sweet, a perfect Spring night cocktail. Though you shouldn’t mess with perfection, I thought I’d give this classic cocktail a fun little twist, by adding cherries.

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My variation can be made with fresh cherries, once they are in season. But it works perfectly with preserved cherries especially because we also use the juice. You could also simply use cherry coke, but where is the fun in that?


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rum and coke the classic bacardi rum

If you like a Cherry Coke, you will love this cocktail. Though, be warned. Something about this Rum and Coke combo will make you want to dance.

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Sidenote: I love that Coca-Cola® created these mini cans, they’re such a perfect size for a midday pick me up, and they’re perfect for this cocktail, since one can makes 2 drinks.

How to Make Cherry Rum and Coke Recipe

Ingredients (makes 2 drinks)

  • 4 oz of Bacardi Superior Rum (2 oz each drink)  
  • 1 Coke Mini Can
  • 8 pitted cherries
  • 2 teaspoons of cherry juice


Fill your glass with ice, or drop one of these fun large ice cubes in a glass ( makes an ordinary cocktail way more fancy, right?) Pour 2 oz of Bacardi Superior Rum in a highball or a rocks glass.

Add 1 teaspoon of cherry juice and top with coke. Add 4 pitted cherries and serve!

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  • Reply sharon garofalow April 27, 2018 at 7:07 AM

    This looks delicious!!! And now I think I need to make one this weekend…

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA April 27, 2018 at 8:40 AM

      Thanks friend. Come over, I’ll make them for you 🙂

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