Old Cuban

     
    The Old Cuban is a refreshing rum cocktail that is sweet without being syrupy and crisp without being dry. It’s ideal for spring and summer barbecues and parties, but it can make you smile all year 'round!
     
     
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    Ingredients
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    For the Simple Syrup
    1
    cup
    sugar
    1
    cup
    water
    For the Cocktail
    1
    handful
    fresh mint leaves
    1 1/2
    ounces
    aged rum
    1/2
    ounce
    Lime Juice
    1/2
    ounce
    simple syrup (or substitute with 1 1/2 teaspoon superfine sugar)
    2
    dashes
    bitters (recommended: Angostura )
    *
    desired amount of ice cubes
    2
    ounces
    dry Champagne (or substitute with Prosecco or other sparkling wine)
    Directions
    Step 1
    For Simple Syrup: Put the sugar and water in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, until the sugar dissolves. (Alternatively, heat in the microwave.) Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
    Step 2
    For Old Cuban: Muddle the mint leaves with the rum, lime juice, sugar or simple syrup, and bitters in a cocktail shaker.
    Step 3
    Add ice, cover, and shake vigorously, or stir, until combined and chilled, about 30 seconds. (In general, the drink is ready when the shaker mists up.) Pour the muddled liquid into a chilled champagne flute, holding back the ice, but letting some of the mint leaves fall into the glass.
    Step 4
    Add enough Champagne to almost fill the glass to the top. Garnish with a sprig of mint. Enjoy.
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    15 mins
    Prep Time: 
    10 mins
    Cook Time: 
    5 mins
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