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Old Cuban
by MyBeverageGuide

Recipe & Ingredients

  • 50ml: Ron Vacilon Anejo 7 Anos (rum)
  • 20ml: Lemon Juice Fresh (citrus juice)
  • 10ml: Simple Syrup (sugar syrup)
  • 2dashes: The Bitter Truth Aromatic Bitter (aromatic bitters)
  • 5pieces: Mint Leaf (mint)
  • 50ml: Dry Sparkling Wine (sparkling wine)

Garnish

  • 1x mint leaf, Drop the garnish into the drink.

Preparation

Ice:

crushed ice to chill the glassware
ice cubes for shaking

Technique:
shake / doublestrain / top up
Glassware:

Coupette

Categories:
Classic Refreshing Riff

Drink Description

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

Mixing Instructions

  1. Pour all the ingredients (except!) the carbonated filler into the shaker.
  2. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  3. Double-Strain the mixed liquid into the chilled serving glass with ice cubes inside.
  4. Top up with sparkling wine.
  5. Add your garnish.

Detailed Recipe 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

General

  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.

Glassware

  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.

Alcoholic Ingredients

  • The sparkling wine is best poured while fresh, cold, and fizzy. Slowly pour it into the serving glass.

Technique

  • If you shake the herb, it will extract more flavor.

Mise en Place

Ice:

crushed ice to chill the glassware
ice cubes for shaking

Bar Equipment:

Tin Tin Shaker
Hawthorne Strainer
Fine Mesh Strainer
Jigger

Garnish:

1x mint leaf

Mise en Place

Ice:

crushed ice to chill the glassware
ice cubes for shaking

Bar Equipment:

Tin Tin Shaker
Hawthorne Strainer
Fine Mesh Strainer
Jigger

Garnish:

1x mint leaf

Editor Recipe Notes

This Old Cuban recipe was one of our first trials to mix a good cocktail with Cremant instead of champagne. Like our original recipe was stating it.

We even counted the number of mint leaves. It’s really crucial to be precise with the recipe.

Otherwise, it might be too overloaded with mint flavor. It might be too herbal on the side with too many bitters.

Or if you use the wrong rum with the wrong sparkling wine, you can really mess up this beautiful concoction.

Essential Infos

Name:
Old Cuban
Style:

Old Cuban

Bar Technique:

shake
double strain
float

Ingredients by Category:

rum
citrus juice
sugar syrup
aromatic bitters
mint
sparkling wine

Garnish:

mint leaf

Color:

dusty green

Flavour and Texture

Aroma

cedarwood
mint

Flavour

toasted bread (Toast)
mint
mineral

Texture

clean
crisp
fizzy

Podcast

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Hi and welcome to the recipe podcast from "mybeverageguide.com". This podcast episode is about the mixed drink, Old Cuban, presented by MyBeverageGuide.
This version of the Old Cuban uses Cremant from Germany and has a refreshing backbone of mint.
The ingredients are
  • 50 ml Rum
  • 20 ml citrus juice
  • 10 ml sugar syrup
  • 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
  • 5 pieces mint
  • 50 ml Sparkling Wine
The mixed drink is served in a Coupette and you need the following items to mix the drink
  • Tin Tin Shaker
  • Hawthorne Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Jigger

If you like, you can try to follow our Recipe Instructions:

Editors Notes: This Old Cuban recipe was one of our first trials to mix a good cocktail with Cremant instead of champagne. Like our original recipe was stating it. We even counted the number of mint leaves. It's really crucial to be precise with the recipe. Otherwise, it might be too overloaded with mint flavor. It might be too herbal on the side with too many bitters. Or if you use the wrong rum with the wrong sparkling wine, you can really mess up this beautiful concoction.
Mixing Tips and Best Practice:
  • If you shake the herb, it will extract more flavor.
  • The sparkling wine is best poured while fresh, cold, and fizzy. Slowly pour it into the serving glass.
  • A chilled glass keeps your drink longer and more enjoyable. Your used ice will melt slower, and the taste will stay longer.
  • Start with the cheapest ingredients (the syrup) first.

The Aromas are:
  • cedarwood
  • mint
The flavours are:
  • toasted bread (Toast)
  • mint
  • mineral
The textures are:
  • clean
  • crisp
  • fizzy
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