Old Cuban

This version of the Old Cuban uses Cremant from Germany and has a refreshing backbone of mint.

Source: The recipe is a riff on an existing recipe with different ingredients.


  • 50 ml
    Ron Vacilon Anejo 7 Anos (Rum)
  • 20 ml
    lemon juice fresh (lemon juice)
  • 10 ml
    simple syrup (1:1) homemade (sugar syrup)
  • 2 dashes
    the bitter truth aromatic bitter (Aromatic Bitters)
  • 5 pieces
    mint leaves fresh (Herb)
  • 50 ml
    Winterling Blanc de Blanc Brut Crémant Pfalz (Cremant)
how to mix:
Pour all the ingredients (except!) the carbonated filler into the shaker. Shake for about 30 seconds. Double-Strain the mixed liquid into the chilled serving glass with ice cubes inside. Top up with sparkling wine. Add your garnish.
1x mint leafs
Drop the garnish into the drink.
a coupette glass filled with brown liquid and above is a bowl with fresh herbs like mint leaves
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Timo Wessels
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beverage details


bar technique:
Double-Strain, Float, Shake
cocktail shaker, jigger
mint leafs


Old Cuban
Classic, Refreshing, Riff
After-Dinner Delights, Island Escape, Rock 'n' Roll

aroma chart

  • Alc. Strength
  • Herbal
  • Sour
  • Sweetness
Brioche, Cedar Wood, Mint
bubbly, dense, fizzy

detailed mixing instructions

  1. Chill the serving glass with either crushed ice or ice cubes. Or place it in a fridge or freezer.
  2. Prepare your bottle setup.
  3. Prepare your Mise en Place.
  4. Prepare your garnish.
  5. Pour all your ingredients except the sparkling wine into the shaker.
  6. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  7. Take the chilled glass out of the fridge/freezer. If you used ice to chill the serving glass, remove everything from the glass.
  8. Double-Strain the mixed liquid into the chilled coupette glass with no ice inside.
  9. Top up with sparkling wine.
  10. Add your garnish.
  11. Clean up your working station.

mixing tips

mise en place

  • Try to use cold liquids to mix the drink.


  • Use Double-Strain for preventing particles in a drink


  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable.


  • Pour the sparkling wine slowly into the serving glass.
  • The sparkling wine is best poured while fresh, cold, and fizzy.

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