Old Cuban

3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
1 ounce simple syrup
1 1/2 ounce rum (Bacardi 8 Anejo)
2 dashes Angostura bitters
6 mint leaves
2 ounces champagne (Veuve Clicquot)

Muddle lime juice, syrup, mint in a mixing glass. Add rum, bitters, ice, and shake well. Strain into cocktail glass, and top with champagne. Garnish with sugar-coated vanilla bean. Created by: Audrey Saunders (2002)

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