Originally Posted by b1os
Well, you don't need Z23 for a Cuba Libre...
Cuba Libre comes from Cuba, Havana. So the only appropriate rum is Havana (3 aÃ±os). If you however want a Guatemala Libre and are willing to pay about 10$ for it - okay. But in general you are right, Bacardi is overhyped crap.
Woops, haha I meant that since there was only Bacardi around I mixed it to satisfy my rum craving because I can't really drink Bacardi rum neat. Otherwise I would have drank a Zacapa or some other good rum (neat). I don't drink a lot of cocktails containing rum, so I guess I'll check out Havana some time. All the websites I looked at simply said "light rum, coke and lime" for a Cuba Libre, so yeah
Originally Posted by denning
Speaking of rum, my local store just started carrying El Dorado 12. After Cuffthis' recommendation in the rum thread I decided to purchase it. I just finished two fingers with an ice cube and let a mint leaf float in it. Absolutely delightful. I may have found a new summer tipple.
Nice! Any big difference between a El Dorado by itself and a El Dorado with a mint leaf?