I call this cocktail by either name. Officially, it’s The Old Cuban. But really, it’s a special Mojito. These require a slight bit of work but are very much worth it.
In a glass, put 4-6 mint leaves. Then pour in 3/4 of an ounce of simple syrup and 3/4 of an ounce of lime juice. Muddle this casually.
Then toss in 1 1/2 ounces of aged rum and a few dashes of Angostura bitters.
I then double strained this into a chilled cocktail glass to keep the yucky looking mint out of the glass. Finish by topping off with a 1 1/2 – 2 ounces of champagne.
The champagne is what makes The Old Cuban a Mojito Especialidad.