An Old Cuban Cocktail is a tasty rum cocktail, an upgrade from the Mojito, and can be enjoyed at any time of the year.
A modern classic drink, the Old Cuban Cocktail recipe!
Think of this cocktail as a French 75 and a warm Bahama breeze colliding while the fresh mint and lime are teasing the bubbly. A minty Daquiri, or an upgrade from the popular Mojito with the addition of a splash of champagne or prosecco.
So in essence, this Old Cuban is really not old at all, but it’s more of a modern classic that was created by Audrey Saunders in New York…yes, a bit far from Cuba, but definitely has all the tastes of stunning Cuban cocktail.
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How to make this rum cocktail recipe, The Old Cuban Cocktail.
- 1 1/2 oz rum
- 3/4 oz lime juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 oz simple syrup
- Mint leaves, 6 - 8, plus extra for garnish
- Angostura bitters, a couple of dashes
- 2 oz Prosecco or Champagne
- Lime slices or wedges, to garnish
- In a mixing glass or shaker, muddle the lime juice, syrup, and mint.
- Add in the rum, bitters, and the ice. Shake.
- Strain into a (coupe) glass, and top off with the Prosecco or Champagne.
- Garnish with mint leaves and lime slices, if desired.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 25mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g
Stacey is a Southern girl with a taste for travel, thriving on the discovery of the world through food. After spending many years traveling and living overseas, she’s now back home in her beloved deep south enjoying life with her three little ones and loving the adventure. She’s a food stylist and food photographer, as well as, the creative behind Little Figgy Food, where she loves to inspire others to try new flavors and foodie techniques.