The Old Cuban – a classic Cuban cocktail of incredible complexity, flavor and distinction.  A remnant of the days when Cuba was the premiere destination for wealthy Americans on holiday.  Cuban bartenders were among the world’s most creative, with an abundance of fresh fruit, sugars and alcohol, they created some great drinks, including the Old Cuban.
Old Cuban

Old Cuban
Recipe type: Alcoholic Cocktails
Cuisine: Cuban
Serves: 1
  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
  • 1 ounce Demerara Syrup
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 to 2 dashes Angostura bitters, to taste
  • 6 leaves of fresh mint
  • sparkling wine to top (Cava, Champagne or Prosecco)
  1. Muddle mint and juiced lime hulls lightly. Add rum, syrup, bitters and lime juice.
  2. Shake until well chilled.
  3. Double strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Top up with Cava, Champagne or Prosecco.
  5. Garnish with mint or sugared vanilla.bean.


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