Start the quest to find new appetizer, main course and dessert recipes for the holidays, and complement them all with a delicious Cuban cocktail. Envision a room full of close friends and family and delicious drinks to sip throughout the night. Infuse the party with a non-traditional Cuban-inspired drink! Read on and learn how to make one of the best Cuban cocktails like a pro.
The Old Cuban is a perfect combination of sassy mojito and celebratory champagne. Serve the Cuban drink in a martini glass at any holiday party as a refreshing break from red wine and spiked cider.
Here are the ingredients for the Cuban Christmas cocktail:
- 1.5 oz aged rum
- 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
- 2 oz champagne
- .75 oz lime juice
- 1 oz simple syrup
- 7 mint leaves
Muddle the lime juice, syrup and six of the mint leaves. Add rum and bitters and shake with ice for 10 seconds. Strain the drink into a martini glass and top it with champagne. Take another mint leaf and gently rub it around the rim of the glass. Then let it float on top to garnish the drink.
For big events with lots of guests, hire a bartender for the evening to assist with the cocktails. Set up one or multiple stations, and invite guests enjoy a variety of drinks, including the Cuban holiday cocktail!
Ready to start planning your own Christmas cocktail party? Get started with this free Christmas party invitation.