Cuba Libre Jello Shot

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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.

Cuba Libre Jello Shot

Sweet, Dry


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


Step one

Pour the chilled Coca-Cola and lime juice in a bowl.

Step two

Sprinkle the Knox unflavored gelatin over top and let sit for one minute.

Step three

Boil the remaining Coca-Cola and pour it over top the gelatin mixture. Stir well until the gelatin is fully dissolved.

Step four

Add the rum and mix thoroughly.

Step five

Pour the mixture into plastic shot glasses and refrigerate until set (about 2.5 hours).

Contributed by Anna Archibald