Old Cuban

Old Cuban
4.7 from 3 ratings
This decadent interplay of well-aged rum, with spicy bitter, sweet and sour elements, is accentuated by the acidity of champagne. The Old Cuban is a well-balanced drink, refreshing, strong, and works well for any season. It was created at the Eastern Standard in Boston. 
  • 5 mint leaves
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • dash of angostura bitters
  • 1 1/2 ounce aged dark rum
  • 2 ounce champagne
  1. In a mixing glass, lightly muddle 5 mint leaves with 1 ounce simple syrup, ¾ ounce fresh squeezed lime juice, and a dash of Angostura bitters. Add 1½ ounces of aged or anejo rum. Shake well over ice and finely strain into a chilled champagne glass. Top with champagne, and garnish with a mint leaf.