Old Cuban

The Old Cuban cocktail is a sophisticated and effervescent drink that combines the timeless allure of champagne with the richness of aged rum.

This classic cocktail, born in the early 2000s, typically marries aged rum, simple syrup, Angostura bitters, and fresh mint leaves, then tops it off with champagne and a lemon twist.

The result is a refined and harmonious blend of flavors: the rum's warm and complex notes are elevated by the effervescence of champagne, while the mint and bitters add layers of depth and freshness.

Served in a chilled champagne flute, the Old Cuban is not only a luxurious sip but also a testament to the enduring art of cocktail craftsmanship, making it an exquisite choice for those who seek an elegant and complex libation.


  • 6-8 Mint leaves
  • 45ml Dark rum
  • 22.5ml Fresh lime juice
  • 22.5 -30ml Simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 60ml Champagne or dry sparkling wine
  • Garnish: mint leaf


  1. Muddle the lime juice, simple syrup, and mint in a shaker.
  2. Add the rum, bitters, and ice.
  3. Shake until chilled.
  4. Double-strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  5. Top with Champagne or dry sparkling wine.
  6. Garnish with a mint leaf.