Cuba libre

[ kyoo-buh-lee-bruh ]
/ ˈkyu bəˈli brə /


a drink of rum and cola.



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Origin of Cuba libre

1895–1900; < Spanish: literally, free Cuba (a toast used in the uprising against Spain in 1895) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for cuba libre

Cuba libre
/ (ˈkjuːbə ˈliːbrə) /


mainly US a drink of rum, cola, lime juice, and ice

Word Origin for Cuba libre

Spanish, literally: free Cuba, a toast during the Cuban War of Independence
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