The Old Cuban Rum Cocktail

The Old Cuban Rum Cocktail

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!



The Old Cuban Rum Cocktail
Similar to a mojito, try this cocktail if you are looking for something new complete with dark rum, sparkling wine, and bitters. Created by Audrey Saunders of the Pegu Club
Recipe Type: Cocktail recipe
Serves: 1 cocktail
  • 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)
  1. 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.
You may wish to double strain the cocktail to avoid mint flecks.

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