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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!
Ingredients
  Fresh lime juice 3⁄4 Ounce
  Simple syrup 1 Ounce
  Mint leaves 6
  Ice cubes 10 (as needed)
  Gold rum 1 1⁄2 Ounce
  Angostura aromatic bitters 2 Dash
  Champagne 2 Ounce
Directions

MAKING

1. In a mixing glass measure and pour lime juice and simple syrup, add mint leaves and muddle.

2. Add ice, rum and bitters, shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.

SERVING

3. Top with champagne and enjoy!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Cuban
Drink: 
Rum, Cocktail
Course: 
Wine And Drink
Method: 
Mixing
Taste: 
Sweet
Interest: 
Party
Language: 
english
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Servings: 
1

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 240 Calories from Fat 0

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.01 g0.02%

Saturated Fat 0 g0.01%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 18 mg0.8%

Total Carbohydrates 28 g9.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.2 g0.79%

Sugars 25.5 g

Protein 0.13 g0.26%

Vitamin A 1.2% Vitamin C 17.8%

Calcium 0.5% Iron 0.67%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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