An upper class cousin of the Daiquiri and the Mojito, the Old Cuban combines Rum, Mint, Lime and a top of Champagne. Remember to go easy with the Champagne. A shot or two is all thats needed to top off the drink, without unnecessary dilution of the other ingredients. Created by Audrey Saunders of the Pegu Club, New York.
Serve in a Flute glass and garnish with a floated mint leaf.
Bubbles and a mint leaf float on the surface of the delicious Old Cuban cocktail.
Fill a Flute glass with ice and water to chill it while mixing the cocktail.
Add 8 Mint Leaves to the mixing tin.
Gently muddle the contents of the mixing tin
Add lots of ice to the mixing tin.
Shake the drink well until condensation forms on the outside of the mixing tin.
Discard the ice and water in the glass.
Fine strain the contents of the mixing tin into the glass.
Taste the cocktail and if necessary adjust the balance with a touch of extra sugar or citrus juice.
Garnish the cocktail with a floated mint leaf.