Old Cuban
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Old Cuban
Cocktail recipe

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The Old Cuban cocktail is a refreshing and elegant blend of Caribbean and Cuban flavors. This cocktail was created in the late 1990s by renowned mixologist Audrey Saunders at the ... more The Old Cuban cocktail is a refreshing and elegant blend of Caribbean and Cuban flavors. This cocktail was created in the late 1990s by renowned mixologist Audrey Saunders at the Pegu Club in New York City. Inspired by the classic Mojito, this cocktail replaces the soda water with champagne for a sophisticated twist. The lime juice provides a tangy and citrusy kick while the mint leaves add a refreshing herbal note. The aged rum adds a depth of flavor and richness, balanced out by the sweetness of the sugar syrup. A couple of dashes of Angostura Bitters bring a subtle spicy complexity to the drink. The combination of these classic ingredients results in a well-balanced and flavorful cocktail that is perfect for any occasion. Whether sipping on a warm summer evening or toasting to a special occasion, the Old Cuban is a must-try for any cocktail lover.

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15 key ingredients
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Base ingredient
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Champagne / prosecco
Garnish
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Mint
Alcohol content
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15.18% | 2.52 units *
Details
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Classic
Shaken

Cocktail glass

Ingredients

oz
ml
cl
Lime juice cocktail ingredient
Lime juice
22.5 ml ¾oz 2.3cl
Mint Leaves cocktail ingredient
Mint Leaves
8 8 8
Aged rum cocktail ingredient
Aged rum
45ml 1½oz 4.5cl
Sugar Syrup cocktail ingredient
Sugar Syrup
30ml 1oz 3cl
Champagne / prosecco cocktail ingredient
Champagne / prosecco
60ml 2oz 6cl
Angostura Bitters cocktail ingredient
Angostura Bitters
2 dashes 2 dashes 2 dashes

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Method

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Muddle the mint leaves and rum in a cocktail shaker
Add the sugar syrup, lime juice and two dashes of Angostura bitters
Shake well with lots of ice and strain into a cocktail glass
Top up with the champagne and gently stir the mixture
Garnish with a mint sprig before serving
~ Taste and if necessary add a touch more sugar syrup or lime juice. ~

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