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Old Cuban cocktail

Old Cuban Cocktail

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 drink 1x


The Old Cuban cocktail is a must try! This modern classic champagne drink is a mashup of a Mojito and a French 75.


  • 6 mint leaves, plus more for garnish
  • 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) fresh lime juice
  • 3/4 ounce* (1 1/2 tablespoons) simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) aged rum
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) champagne (or Prosecco or other sparkling wine)


  1. In a cocktail shaker, muddle the mint leaves with lime juice and simple syrup. Add the rum and bitters and fill the cocktail shaker with ice. Shake until cold, then strain into cocktail glass.
  2. Top with the champagne. Garnish with additional mint.


*The classic recipe has 1 ounce of simple syrup; we slightly reduced it to fit our tastes. 

  • Category: Drink
  • Method: Shaken
  • Cuisine: Cocktails
  • Diet: Vegan