Cuba Libre Cocktail Goodness
This is my second time in Cuba. With all the changes with Americans now being a bigger part of Cuba I thought the title is quite fitting. In Mexican "Cuba Libre" means freedom. Borrowed from French and Spanish, used to describe something as being "free", in the sense of "having freedom" or "liberty". Cuba Libre is also the name of local drink. Not to be confused with a basic rum and cola. The authentic Cuba Libre cocktail needs a generous squeeze of lime to even out the drink’s sweetness. Double aged Havana Club Especial rum with its hints of vanilla and caramel takes this cocktail to the next level.At first I was hesitant of returning due to the first time being an experience that I could never forget. With talk's of MacDonald's coming to town, I wondered how much impact America would have on an untouched Island.We travelled down to Gatwick Airport the evening prior and stayed in the Blok Hotel located in the south terminal. The Hotel couldn't be better located right next to the departure lounge. This gave myself and Lisa the opportunity to have a nice relaxing lay in buy not having to have such an early start to the travelling day. Getting through checkin was the fastest to date, taking only 10 minutes. We had plenty of time for a coffee so we thought as the boarding soon got announced.For this flight we upgraded to Premier Class with Thomas Cook. This gave us extra legroom, bigger seats, complimentary drinks and fine food. The outbound flight was 10 Hours but nice and relaxing. We had a good selection of up to date movies available on demand through the inflight entertainment.