Bacardi Old Cuban

Today’s buzz is tangy, fresh, and a bit fancy.

This delicious rum cocktail was served at the 2014 James Beard Awards, which is as good a reason as any as far as we’re concerned.

It’s the Bacardi Old Cuban.

Bacardi Old Cuban


1 3/5 parts Bacardi 8Años

2 dashes of bitters

3/5 parts fresh lime juice

1 part simple syrup

6 whole mint leaves

2 2/5 parts champagne


Muddle lime juice, syrup, and mint in a mixing glass. Add rum, bitters, and ice, and shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass, and top with champagne.


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