since February 2009
Old Cuban Cocktail
27 Jun 20093:00 pm
Robert, the wife and I just made these and they are delicious! I can’t wait to make some vanilla bean garnishes.
I used a 1:1 simple syrup and I thought it was plenty sweet enough. I also added a bit more mint to give it the extra oomph from the subtle mint flavor. Overall excellent drink, thanks for posting it Robert and thank Audrey for creating it for me next time you see her.
6 Apr 200911:27 am
I enjoy hearing Robert talk about the drinks as well. I think that’s what is always the most interesting. I mean, I could read the reccipe to learn how to make it, but hearing about the history of the drink is always really fun. Usually whenever I am making a drink for the first time for someone I will do the same thing for them. It’s all for that friendly bartender spirit.
17 Feb 20091:11 pm
Well Robert, after finishing the drink last night I actually have to change my opinion. I think the vermouth amount was perfect. It really added a depth and complexity to the drink that I wasn’t expecting. I think this will go into my usual rotation.
I used Hendrick’s as well (all I had on hand). I wonder how well it would work with other gins.
16 Feb 20092:32 pm
Just tried this. It’s actually a really nice drink, very unique I think. Although I think it does have a bit too much of a vermouth taste to it. Next time I am going to try less.
10 Feb 200912:58 pm
Well then Robert, I think that means you need to start making your own glasses and selling them.
I know I’d buy some. It’s really hard to find good cocktail glasses.