If you’ve never had an Old Cuban, it is very much like a Mojito. The main difference is the use of a dark rum instead of white, and the addition of some sparkling wine. It’s still full of minty goodness and feels kind of like a celebratory version of a mojito. Perfect for Spring!
- ¾ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 6 mint leaves
- 1 ounce simple syrup
- 1½ ounces dark rum
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 2 ounces sparkling wine
- ice (for shaking)
- Add the lime juice, mint leaves, and simple syrup to a cocktail shaker and muddle until the mint leaves are bruised. Add the rum, bitters, and ice and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and top off with the sparkling wine. Garnish with additional mint leaves or lime if desired.