Rum & Mint Shrub Cocktail
This play on a classic Old Cuban cocktail harnesses a mint shrub to really add oomph to the mintiness.
- 1 1/2oz Aged Rum
- 5 Mint Leaves
- 1/2oz Mint Shrub
- 1/4oz Lime Juice
- 1/8oz Gum Syrup or Simple Syrup (2/1 sugar & water)
- 2 dashes Aromatic Bitters
- Brut Sparkling White Wine
- Mint Sprig, Two Lime Wheels
Muddle the mint leaves, together with the rum, in a mixing tin, just enough to bruise the leaves.
Add the shrub, lime juice, syrup & bitters.
Shake with ice until well chilled.
Double-strain into a stemmed glass & top with the sparkling wine.
Recipe by Laura Bishop