Old Cuban
IBA official cocktail
Base spirit
ServedStraight up: chilled, without ice
Standard garnishMint sprigs
Standard drinkware
Cocktail glass
IBA specified
PreparationPour all ingredients except the wine into cocktail shaker, shake well with ice, strain into chilled elegant cocktail glass. Top up with the sparkling wine and garnish with mint sprigs
Old Cuban recipe at International Bartenders Association

The Old Cuban was created in 2001 by mixologist Audrey Saunders.[1][2] It is also an IBA official cocktail.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "How the Old Cuban Became a Modern Classic". PUNCH. 16 June 2020. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  2. ^ Rothbaum, Noah (7 March 2019). "Love Your Happy Hour Cocktail? Thank Audrey Saunders". The Daily Beast. Retrieved January 12, 2021.
  3. ^ "Old Cuban". IBA Official Cocktails. Retrieved May 29, 2020.