In 1898, during the Cuban-Spanish-American War,
Theodore Roosevelt's Rough Riders brought to Cuba
the first bottled cola. To toast the liberation of
Havana, cola and rum were combined with key lime
juice for the first time. The result was a "Cuba
Libre" (free Cuba). Today, Havana Cola brings back
the taste of key lime and cola to celebrate the spirit
of the Rough Riders.