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The sexy orgin of the Cuba Libre cocktail

By 05.20.13

The Cuba Libre sounds like a fancy cocktail, but it’s really just a rum and Coke. There’s some fun history behind it though, which Bacardi is using in their new marketing campaign. I’d do the same thing if I could reference Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders all while showing a beautiful woman with a garter-flask. There is some debate as to whether Bacardi’s claim is true, but it’s good enough for me. It’s definitley a better story than, “some guy made it up in a bar.” Ironically enough, Coke isn’t sold in Cuba anymore, which is why no one there smiles.

Colin Joliat
About Colin Joliat... Colin Joliat is the 2nd best person to ever come from Flint, Michigan, behind only Andre "Bad Moon" Rison. He covers the food & alcohol industries with two parts information, one part comedy, and one part WTF is wrong with this guy. He's currently pretending people care about his new drunken venture, Boozist.
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