Taste Along with Cube Libre and Rum and Coke

Why the Cuba Libre Hates Being Called a Rum and Coke

The Cuba Libre is a bright, delicious island drink with a great origin story that more than likely was completely made up, but still hasn’t been enough to get the Cuba Libre out from under the shadows of its simple-minded cousin the Rum and Coke.

A vintage Jaguar on the street in the Vedado neighborhood

Traveling to Cuba to Find the Heart of Havana

My trip to Cuba was a bit to the left of legal. I visited two weeks before relations between the United States, and Cuba was restored, meaning I had to plan everything without any of my usual resources, like travel websites, where, if anything went wrong, we were, more or less, screwed.

 

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