It’s Been a Long Week: The Bacardi Old Cuban

Image: Essential Homme, Bacardi.

As true believers of the work hard, play hard mantra, we present you with It’s Been a Long Week, a weekly column aimed at awarding some liquid appreciation towards you for just being yourself, dammit. Make a glass or two on us, you deserve it.


The Bacardi Old Cuban
This fizzy rum treat from Bacardi is the perfect evening (or afternoon, deskside) companion.


  • 1 3/5 parts Bacardi 8 Años Rum
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 3/5 parts Lime Juice
  • 1 part simple syrup
  • 6 whole leaves mint
  • 2 2/5 parts champagne

cuban_drink_collageImage: Essential Homme, Bacardi, Angostura, Stirrings, MRM-USA.


In a mixing glass muddle lime juice, syrup, and mint. Next, add rum, bitters, and ice. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass and top with champagne.