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Old Cuban Cocktail Recipe

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What do you get when you marry a Mojito and a French 75?

Pegu Club owner Audrey Saunders has created a number of modern classics, but the Old Cuban has become one of the most enduring.


  • 1½ oz. aged rum
  • ¾ oz. fresh lime juice
  • 1 oz. simple syrup (1:1)
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 6-8 mint leaves
  • 2 oz. dry sparkling wine
  • Tools:muddler, shaker, strainer, fine strainer
  • Glass:coupe
  • Garnish:mint leaf


Combine all the ingredients expect the sparkling wine in a shaker and fill with ice. Shake to chill. Double-strain into a chilled glass, top with the sparkling wine and garnish.


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