Old Cuban


Circa 2001 – New York City: a variation of a Mojito but substituting Champagne /Sparkling Water instead of Sparkling Water.


8 mint leaves (depending upon size of leaves – use more leaves if tiny)

2 oz Rum

2 oz Lafitte’s Gold Margarita Mix

3 dash Bitters (Optional)

Champagne / Sparkling Wine

Garnish: mint sprig and lime wheel


Muddle the mint leaves with the simple syrup in a tall glass, then add rum and stir. Fill glass with ice and then top with Champagne or Sparkling Water. Garnish with mint and lime wheel.