Cubata
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Cubata
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3.81 / 5
The Cubata is a refreshing and zesty highball cocktail that combines the bright tanginess of lime juice with the sweetness of cola and the potent kick of gin. The juxtaposition ... more The Cubata is a refreshing and zesty highball cocktail that combines the bright tanginess of lime juice with the sweetness of cola and the potent kick of gin. The juxtaposition of the lime and cola creates a unique flavor profile that is both familiar and exotic, while the gin contributes a complex botanical dimension that elevates the drink. Typically served in a highball glass, which allows plenty of room for ice and the fizzy cola topper, the Cubata is an invigorating beverage choice, particularly suited for warm-weather sipping or as an evening pick-me-up. The drink's simplicity belies its sophisticated taste, balancing sharpness, sweetness, and powerful spirit notes.
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20.81% | 3.6 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Cubata

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour gin and lime juice into a shaker with ice and shake for 10-15 seconds until well-chilled
Pour into the glass, fill with ice and top off with coke
Garnish with a slice of lime and serve

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·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended glassware for serving a Cubata?

A Cubata is best served in a highball glass. This glass style is perfect for maintaining the balance between the cola, gin, and lime juice, allowing for an enjoyable sipping experience.

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the gin in a Cubata with another spirit?

Yes, you can substitute the gin in a Cubata with another spirit to suit your taste preferences. Rum is a popular choice for a substitute, offering a sweeter and more tropical flavor profile to the cocktail.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What garnishes work well with a Cubata?

A slice of lime or a lemon twist works well as garnishes for a Cubata. These citrus elements complement the lime juice in the cocktail and add a fresh, appealing look to the drink.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Should a Cubata be shaken or stirred?

A Cubata is typically prepared by shaking the ingredients with ice before straining into a glass. This method helps to cool the cocktail and properly mix the lime juice, cola, and gin for a smooth, refreshing drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of a Cubata compare to that of other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 20.81%, a Cubata falls into the moderate range of alcohol content for cocktails. It is stronger than light cocktails like a Mojito but less strong than highly alcoholic options such as a Martini.

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