Old Cuban cocktail

  • 40 g caster sugar
  • ½ a lime , juice from
  • 70 ml Bacardi 8 year old dark rum
  • 1 sprig of fresh mint , leaves picked
  • Angostura bitters
  • a handful of ice cubes
  • 50 ml Prosecco

Method

  1. Chill the cocktail glass in the freezer. Meanwhile, heat the sugar and 25ml of water in a small pan until the sugar dissolves to a syrupy consistency, swirling the pan occasionally.
  2. Add the sugar syrup, lime juice and rum to a cocktail shaker. Lightly bash the mint leaves in a pestle and mortar, then add to the mixture with a couple of dashes of Angostura bitters and the ice cubes. Pop the lid on and give it a good shake, then sieve into the chilled glass. Top up with Prosecco and enjoy.

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