since June 2009


Old Cuban Cocktail 8 Jun 2009
3:27 am


Ah yes, i adore this cocktail. Had one the other day using Havana Club Especial, and garnished with the sugared vanilla bean of course! It goes down dangerously easily though.
I wanted to ask about mint, it’s a question i’ve been thinking about for some time. As you said over-muddling the mint will release bitter flavours, but what happens when you shake the mint? Does this not also release these oils? There a few recipes which call for the shaking of mint, such as the Richmond Gimlet and the Smash, how does the shaking affect the flavour?