Whether you call it a Gin and Coke or a Cubata, one thing is for certain. This cocktail is delicious! Best of all, its super easy, and quick, to make. Lets learn how.
What is a Gin and Coke?
The Gin and Coke, or Cubata, is a fantastic drink. You can make it quickly and it works well in multiple scenarios. The drink is perfect for small gatherings, large parties, or simple dinners for two.
The sweet bite and fizz of Coke blends very well with the natural botanical flavors in a good, high quality gin. The addition of a squeeze of lime from a wedge adds just the right amount of bitter, or sour, flavor to really make this cocktail stand out as one of your favorites.
Other Soft Drink Mixers
Coke isn’t the only soft drink mixer out there. You can use others, as well. Some of our favorite mixers are Sprite, Root Beer, and Ginger Ale. After testing out the gin and coke, you should definitely try the vodka and Coke, vodka and Ginger Ale, Lynchburg Beer/Whiskey and Root Beer, or the Tequila and Sprite (a perfect copycat margarita).
What About The Cubata?
Depending on where you look, the name Cubata either means Gin and Coke or translates to Rum and Coke. Some consider the Cubata a twist on the Cuba Libre, using dark rum instead of white rum. However, the generally accepted definition is that the Cubata is a gin and coke.
How to make this drink:
Mixed drinks that use soft drinks and liquor mixes are the easiest and tastiest drinks you can make.
Fill a highball glass to the top with ice.
Add in 2 oz of your favorite gin.
Pour in about 4 ounces of Coke (or Diet or Coke Zero).
Mix them together by gently tumbling them or stirring with a bar spoon.
Garnish the glass with a lime wedge. Sip and enjoy!
Gin And Coke (Cubata)
- highball glass
- bar spoon
- (Optional) Mixing tumbler
- 2 oz Gin
- 4 oz Coke
- 1 lime wedge garnish
- Fill highball glass with ice
- Add in 2 oz of gin
- Top off with Coke/Diet Coke/Coke Zero (approximately 4 oz)
- Stir gently with bar spoon
- Garnish with lime wedge