Venezuela Libre
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Venezuela Libre
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3.91 / 5
This is an alternative take on the Cuba Libre, also called "Improved Cuba Libre". It is said to come from Venezuela, hence the name. This is an alternative take on the Cuba Libre, also called "Improved Cuba Libre". It is said to come from Venezuela, hence the name.
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Base ingredient
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White rum
Garnish
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Lime
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13.87% | 2.4 units *

Highball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Venezuela Libre

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Add the spirits with the lime juice and the Angostura bitters to a cocktail shaker and shake well
Pour on ice and top it up with the coke
Garnish with a lime wheel and serve

Learn more about some of the mixology terms used in this cocktail

·  Bitters  ·  Shake  ·  Garnish  · 

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute the white rum in Venezuela Libre with another type of rum?

Yes, you can substitute white rum with dark or spiced rum if you prefer a deeper, more aromatic flavor profile. Keep in mind that this will change the taste and color of the Venezuela Libre.

PREPARATION_TECHNIQUES

Why is the Venezuela Libre described as shaken, not stirred?

The Venezuela Libre is shaken to ensure that all ingredients, especially the lime juice and Angostura Bitters, are well mixed and chilled before serving. Shaking creates a more integrated flavor and adds a slight frothiness to the drink.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the recommended garnish for a Venezuela Libre?

A slice of lime or a lime wheel makes an ideal garnish for a Venezuela Libre. It complements the cocktail's citrus notes and adds a refreshing visual appeal to the drink.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of Venezuela Libre compare to a standard rum and cola?

The alcohol content of a Venezuela Libre is slightly higher than a standard rum and cola due to the addition of gin. A typical rum and cola might have an alcohol content around 10-12%, while the Venezuela Libre has 13.87%, making it a stronger option.

CUSTOMIZATION_IDEAS

What are some ways I can customize the Venezuela Libre to suit personal tastes?

You can customize the Venezuela Libre by adjusting the ratio of lime juice for more or less tartness, using different types of rum for a unique flavor, adding more or less cola to adjust sweetness, or experimenting with different bitters in addition to Angostura for complexity.

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