The Cocktail Spirit with Robert Hess
Old Cuban Cocktail
This wonderful drink was created by my wife, Audrey Saunders, proprietor of the Pegu Club in New York City. You will notice that it is closely related to the Mojito, but with far more elegance and sophistication. Audrey garnishes her original version with a sugar-coated vanilla bean. See, I told you it was sophisticated!
3/4 oz lime juice
1 oz simple syrup
6 leaves mint
1 1/2 oz rum
2 dashes Angostura Aromatic Bitters
Muddle mint with juice and simple syrup.
Shake with ice.
Strain into a cocktail glass.
Top with champagne.