A refreshing blend of cola, black cherry rum, and maraschino cherries. Basically, it’s an adult cherry coke, and it’s delicious. 

Black Cherry Cuba Libre Cocktail {aka Adult Cherry Coke}

I made you an adult beverage. A sweet, bubbly, cherry-flavored adult beverage.

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Squirrel and I will probably spend the evening cruising the isles of Costco. There’s nothing more romantic than filling your cart with various cuts of beef, pork, and poultry. Honestly, it’s my husband’s ideal date. Any time he gets to purchase meat, is a good day.

Sure, we could go out for a fancy dinner, but I’d rather spend the evening eating a home-cooked meal and hand-shaken cocktails that doesn’t cause us to break the bank.

Black Cherry Cuba Libre Cocktail {aka Adult Cherry Coke}

I have a mild obsession–okay, that’s putting it lightly–obsession with Coke. And, it has to be Coke. Not Pepsi. Not generic cola.


I rarely bring it in the house because I lack any and all self control when it’s within arm’s reach. The other day I found it on sale, so I bought the entire lot.

Black Cherry Cuba Libre Cocktail {aka Adult Cherry Coke}

Black Cherry Cuba Libre Cocktail {aka Adult Cherry Coke}

My second favorite carbonated beverage is Cherry Coke. The movie theater has the best Cherry Coke, but I’ll take what I can get. This black cherry cuba libre tastes just like you’re sipping on a Cherry Coke. It’s sweet, bubbly, and bursting with cherry flavor.

Warning: You can’t taste the alcohol in this adult beverage. Trust me, it’s there.

Black Cherry Cuba Libre Cocktail {aka Adult Cherry Coke}

If you want to impress your sweetie this Valentine’s Day, this swanked-out cuba libre is the perfect choice.

Black Cherry Cuba Libre


  • 2 ounces black cherry rum
  • 8 maraschino cherries
  • 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1 (8-ounce) can cola (I prefer Coke)


  1. Fill two glasses with ice. Add 1 ounce of black cherry rum, 4 cherries, and 1 teaspoon of maraschino cherry juice to each glass.
  2. Pour 4 ounces of cola into each glass. Stir to combine.

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