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Rum • Dry
Cuba Libre Jello Shot

As the Cuba Libre proves, rum and Coke were destined for each other. Add a little lime and you have yourself a masterpiece. We were happy to discover that adding gelatin didn’t change the drink’s flavor chemistry at all. If this is your go-to on a night out, give the Highball a rest, and slurp down a Cuba Libre with a little more bounce in its step.

The Essentials

unflavored gelatin
The Details
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.5 Cup Coca-Cola
1 tbsp lime juice
1 .25-oz packet unflavored gelatin
.75 Cup boiling Coca-Cola
.33 Cup rum


  • Pour the chilled Coca-Cola and lime juice in a bowl.
  • Sprinkle the Knox unflavored gelatin over top and let sit for one minute.
  • Boil the remaining Coca-Cola and pour it over top the gelatin mixture. Stir well until the gelatin is fully dissolved.
  • Add the rum and mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the mixture into plastic shot glasses and refrigerate until set (about 2.5 hours).