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Easy to Make: The Classic Old Cuban Cocktail Recipe

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!

Old Cuban Cocktail with mint garnish

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.

Rum Cocktail - The Old Cuban

The Old Cuban Cocktail Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

A modern classic drink, The Old Cuban cocktail recipe, a fancy upgrade from the popular Mojito.


  • 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


  1. In a mixing glass or shaker, muddle the lime juice, syrup, and mint.
  2. Add in the rum, bitters, and the ice. Shake.
  3. Strain into a (coupe) glass, and top off with the Prosecco or Champagne.
  4. 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

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