For us, Cuba always brings to mind one thing. No, not cigars, or old American cars, or bearded Communists — Fredo’s betrayal. OK, and maybe cigars.
- 1 1/2 ounces Cognac
- juice from half a lime
- Coke (not diet, or Pepsi or some off brand, trust us on this)
Place a few ice cubes in a tumbler or old-fashioned glass. Pour in cognac and lime juice. Fill with Coke. Garnish with lime. For a cherry Cuban, use cherry brandy and garnish with lime and cherry.