Definition of Cuba libre in English:

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Cuba libre

Pronunciation: /ˌk(j)uːbə ˈliːbreɪ/

noun (plural Cuba libres)

A long drink typically containing lime juice and rum.
Example sentences
  • In the past it may have been daiquiris, planter's punch or a Cuba libre, but today the undisputed king of the rum drink is the mojito.
  • We tried daiquiris at El Floridita where they were invented, Cuba libres at La Bodeguita del Medio where Ernest Hemingway used to hang out and mojitos sitting at the Cafe de Paris.
  • He orders a pina colada, I a Cuba libre, which arrives with the cola in a separate carafe.


American Spanish, 'free Cuba'.

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