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OLD CUBANOLD CUBAN

Ingredients:

  • 6 whole mint leaves
  • 1 ounce simple syrup
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 1/2 ounces aged rum
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces Champagne, chilled
  • Garnish: mint sprig

Directions:

  1. Muddle the mint leaves with the simple syrup and lime juice in a shaker.
  2. Add the rum and bitters and ice, and shake until well-chilled.
  3. Double-strain into a coupe glass.
  4. Top with Champagne and garnish with a mint sprig.
The cocktail takes inspiration from the Mojito, but it features a few important tweaks that result in a unique flavor experience. For starters, it employs aged rum, rather than the Mojito’s traditional call for white rum. From there, simple syrup, fresh lime juice and mint continue the Mojito trajectory, but those ingredients benefit from aromatic bitters and a topper of champagne, which brings a festive dose of effervescence.

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