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Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Launches August Promotion for Cuba Decides

Marilyn Johnson

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar today announced the launch of “Cuba Libre for a Cuba Libre,” a companywide promotion in support of the #SOSCuba movement. The month-long promotion coincides with National Rum Month, which begins on August 1 and lasts through August 31, at all Cuba Libre locations (Philadelphia, Atlantic City, Washington DC, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale) and brings awareness to the ongoing plight of the Cuban people with 50% of the proceeds from the sale of its Cuba Libre cocktail benefiting Cuba Decides.

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50% of sales of Cuba Libre cocktail benefit Cuba DecidesCuba Libre Restaurant and Rum Bar

“The Cuba Libre family is proud to stand with the people of Cuba and their ongoing fight for freedom,” said Cuba Libre’s Chef-Partner Guillermo Pernot. “Our restaurant’s name, which translates to ‘a free Cuba,’ signifies our hope for the future of the treasured island nation and we want to help amplify their message by supporting a cause that is working to bring democracy back to the nation.”

In an effort to support Cuba Decides, a citizen driven non-profit organization tirelessly advocating for change in Cuba’s political system, Cuba Libre will be donating 50% of sales from the restaurant’s signature Cuba Libre cocktail throughout the month of August to the organization (up to a cap of $5,000). The Cuba Libre cocktail is so intertwined with a desire for independence that it has been a rallying cry in speeches, as well as raised in glasses at local watering holes for more than a century. For Cuba Libre’s fundraising effort, the popular drink will be made traditionally, with Cuba Libre’s proprietary brand rum (blended by Florida Caribbean Distillers exclusively for the restaurant’s award-winning cocktails), Coca-Cola and a wedge of lime.

Cuba Libre’s impressive collection of rum is highly celebrated, with more than 90 premium, aged and spiced rums stocked. In addition to celebrating National Rum Month, Cuba Libre will mark National Rum Day on Monday, August 16, with its annual tradition of half-price rums and rum drinks (sí, every single rum!), from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the bar. That's right - any cocktail mixed with rum or any sipping rum, or rum flight will be half-off.

Also during National Rum Month, guests may enjoy the restaurant’s ongoing weekly Mojito Monday promotion which features full-sized pitchers of the restaurant’s signature classic mojitos and sangrias for $25 and flavored mojito pitchers for $30.

Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Philadelphia is located at 10 S. 2nd St. in Old City.

Marilyn Johnson is a freelance food and travel writer covering the food and drink scene of Philadelphia, South Jersey, and beyond. Food news and travel tips: phillygrubtrips@gmail.com.

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