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The Old Cuban

A contender for Cocktail of the Summer, 2006.

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3/4 cup lime juice
1/2 cup simple syrup (1:1) or 1/3 cup superfine sugar
Mint
1 1/2 cups rum
3 generous shakes Angostura bitters
Champagne

Fill 6 cocktail glasses with ice and water.
In a pitcher, muddle lime juice, simple syrup and a handful of mint. Add rum and bitters and stir. Pour into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Empty cocktail glasses. Pour a splash of champagne into each. Strain rum mixture into the shaker. Shake vigorously and strain into the 6 chilled cocktail glasses. Top with champagne and garnish with mint and a lime twist.

Yield: 6 cocktails, with a dividend or two.
Adapted from Mr. Boston: Official Bartender's and Party Guide.

11:57:00 on 04/15/06 by liz - Category: Recipes

Comments

maris wrote:

Even with the hangover from Easter Eve potluck dinner, I still fancy a Cuban. HMMM HMMMM good!

04/16/06 16:38:05

sarah wrote:

Made em. Love em. Want one right now.

05/01/06 21:36:25

Angie wrote:

Drive to Minnesota from Wisconsin to gma Weber's 80th bday party $75 Trip to the Hyvee $50 ...Liz serving us the "Old Cuban" the night before the 80th party (mmm) PRICELESS!!!

05/13/06 01:09:46

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