Friday, April 5, 2013

Side Trip #4 - Gin & Tonic vs. Cuba Libre

Hi there!  So remember in the Bacardi vs. Cuba Libre challenge, I mentioned that the Cuba Libre was "Gin & Tonic" refreshing, and that I'd have to A/B them sometime to see just how refreshing it is?

Well this is that A/B test. I'm glad I did it.  I planned this one out, and did it after working an eight and a half hour shift, and getting off work at 11:30PM .  I came home and set up shop. They were both incredibly - and equally - refreshing.

 I really couldn't discern which was more refreshing.  So ultimately, the answer ya want sweet refreshment or sour refreshment?  The Cuba Libre will give you sweet, and the Gin & Tonic will give you sour...I'm sure you figured that out already though :).

Both equally as refreshing

Gin and Tonic on the left, and Cuba Libra on the right
Gin & Tonic
2 oz. Gin
3 oz. Tonic
1 quarter of a Lime

Combine gin and tonic over ice cubes in an old fashioned glass and stir.  Squeeze a quarter of a lime into the glass and drop it in.

Cuba Libre
1.7 oz. White Rum
4 oz. Cola
0.3 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
Build all ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with lime wedge.
The Ingredients
For the Gin & Tonic:
Gin: Citadelle
Tonic: Schweppes

For the Cuba Libre 
White Rum: Don Q Cristal
Cola: Coca Cola (Coke)

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