Cocktail & Other Recipes By Spirit Rum Cocktails

Old Cuban

Image: Tim Nusog

Bartender Audrey Saunders is best known for her work at Soho’s Pegu Club, where her drink credits include this Mojito-meets–French 75 classic.


  • 1 1/2 oz Rum
  • 3/4 oz Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice
  • 1 oz Simple syrup
  • 6 whole Whole mint leaves
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 2 oz Champagne
  • Garnish: Mint sprig


  1. Muddle the lime juice, syrup and mint in a mixing glass.

  2. Add the rum, bitters and ice and shake.

  3. Double-strain into a coupe glass, and top with the Champagne.