Old Cuban

Adapted by StarChefs.com
September 2013
Yield: 1 cocktail

INGREDIENTS:

6 mint leaves
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup (1:1)
1 1/2 ounces Bacardi 8 aƱejo rum
1 hard dash Angostura bitters
2 ounces high quality Champagne
lime wheel and mint sprig or sugar coated vanilla bean

METHOD:

In a cocktail shaker, muddle mint with lime juice and simple syrup. Add rum, bitters, and ice and shake well. Strain through fine-mesh sieve into a large chilled Champagne coupe and top with Champagne. Garnish with lime and mint or vanilla bean.