Old Cuban is a classic Cuban cocktail made with rum, lime juice, mint, bitters, and champagne. It is a refreshing and elegant drink that is perfect for any occasion.
Old Cuban recipe
Pour all ingredients except the wine into cocktail shaker, shake well with ice, strain into chilled elegant cocktail glass. Top up with the sparkling wine and garnish with mint sprigs
Start with high-quality ingredients, including fresh lime juice and mint leaves.
Use a good quality aged rum for a richer flavor.
Muddle the mint leaves and lime juice together before adding the other ingredients.
Add simple syrup and Angostura bitters for a sweet yet balanced taste.
Top off with a splash of champagne for a bit of fizz and sophistication.
Serve in a chilled glass and garnish with a mint sprig and lime wheel.
One alternative to the alcoholic drink Old Cuban could be a non-alcoholic mojito. This drink can be made by muddling fresh mint leaves and lime wedges together in a glass, and then adding ice and topping it off with 7-up or another soda. This drink provides the refreshing taste of mint and lime, without the added alcohol content of the Old Cuban. Another option could be a virgin daiquiri made with fresh fruit juices and blended ice for a frozen, fruity drink without the alcohol. For those who prefer a more sophisticated drink, a virgin Mary Pickford can be made with pineapple juice, grenadine, and soda water, served over ice with a garnish of pineapple and a maraschino cherry. These alcohol-free alternatives are perfect for those who want to enjoy the flavors and experience of a classic cocktail, without the alcohol.