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.
Maya is the writer and photographer behind Treats and Eats, a food and cocktail blog. A self-taught cook, baker, and cocktail enthusiast, this Boston-based food hound is always on the hunt for new flavor discoveries. Visit treatsandeatsblog.com to read more and find additional recipes.