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A “Liberating” Libation – Try Our CBD Cuba Libre Recipe

The Cuba Libre may be the easiest recipe in the Cuban cocktail canon. Like the daiquiri, you only need a few simple ingredients to whip up this bright and refreshing drink. As a bonus, the lime juice in this cocktail melds perfectly with Tribe’s high-quality citrus CBD oil

 

Even if you have no experience stirring cocktails, we bet you could dazzle your friends with this bold and bubbly recipe. 

A “Liberating” Libation – CBD Cuba Libre

Lime is the only ingredient that distinguishes a Cuba Libre from a standard rum & coke. Hence, it’s super important to make lime’s tart notes stand out in your cocktail creation.    

 

The easiest way to emphasize this citrusy flavor is to squeeze fresh limes at home. Not only does squeezing fresh lime enhance your cocktail’s taste, it also gives your wrists a great workout! 

 

But wait; don’t toss those lime rinds into the trash. Instead, throw them into your glass after you’ve got all the juice out. 

 

Lime peels have loads of yummy essential oils you could “break free” with a muddler. After a few good muddles, pick out your punctured rinds and place it in the trash bin. Although this step is optional, you’d be amazed how much citrusy goodness it adds to your Cuba Libre.    

A “Liberating” Libation – Try Our CBD Cuba Libre Recipe

CBD Cuba Libre Recipe

Ingredients
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 oz rum
  • 4 – 6 oz cola
  • ½ dropperful Tribe CBD Oil (citrus) 
  • Lime wedge
Directions
  • Pour lime juice, rum, cola, and Tribe CBD Oil into a highball glass
  • Add ice
  • Stir until well-chilled
  • Garnish with a lime wedge

Although we use a highball glass in this recipe, you could serve a Cuba Libre in a rocks glass. Choosing the right glass depends on how strong you want your drink to be. Since highball glasses are taller, you could fit more cola, which translates to a sweeter flavor profile. If you’d rather taste the spicy notes from your rum, go ahead and use a rocks glass. 

 

Speaking of rum, bartenders typically prefer using light rum in Cuba Libres’. However, don’t let us stop you from trying a darker rum.

Tame The Tart With Our Non-Citrus CBD Oil

Although lime juice is crucial in a Cuba Libre, we understand that not everyone enjoys citrus-heavy cocktails. If you still want to enjoy the benefits of CBD without making your drink extra tart, we recommend using our natural-flavored CBD oil. Just like our citrus CBD oil, each of these tinctures is lab-verified to contain zero percent THC. 

 

Click here to find out more about both of Tribe’s high-quality CBD oils.