Old Cuban Riff: The Old Mexican

old cuban riffFor this take on the Old Cuban cocktail, Graham Warner welcomes tequila to the glass and rounds out the flavors with a few dashes of chocolate bitters.

1 oz. blanco tequila
½ oz. fresh lime juice
½ oz. turbinado syrup (1:1)
4 dashes chocolate bitters
4-5 mint leaves
Dry sparkling wine, to top (roughly 1 oz.)
Tools: shaker, strainer, fine strainer
Glass: Old Fashioned
Garnish: small dried rose bud

Shake all the ingredients with ice, then fine strain into a rocks glass over a large ice cube. Garnish.

Graham Warner, Le Mal Nécessaire, Montréal, Québec


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