The Cuban Cocktail is a rum-based drink – naturally. In fact, there’s little else to it besides lime – no hyper-sweetened frou frou going on here.
The top note in this drink is lime, followed by a hint of apricot. The only sweeteners are the “dashes” of apricot brandy and simple syrup, so we’re really just talking about enough to take the sour edge off the lime.
- 2 ounces white rum
- 1 dash apricot brandy
- 1/2 ounce lime juice
- Dash of simple syrup
Fill a mixing glass with ice and pour in the ingredients. Stir to chill, and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with a lime wedge.