HAVANA CLUB Rum and East Village coffee shop and bar hybrid, The Roost, are debuting a new cold brew coffee cocktail, the Havana Old Fashioned, that will be available exclusively for a limited time. The Havana Old Fashioned will be available on The Roosts’ Spring cocktail menu until the end of April – following National Cold Brew Day on April 20.
Kicking off the partnership with The Roost, HAVANA CLUB rum hosted an intimate mixology event to teach attendees how to make the new limited edition cocktail. Hosted by brand ambassador Jairo Taveras, he mixed up welcome Airmail cocktails before recounted a brief history of HAVANA CLUB rum and the soon to be launched cold brew cocktail partnership between The Roost and HAVANA CLUB.
Havana Old Fashioned
- 1.5 parts HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico Rum
- 1.25 parts Black Cold Brew Concentrate
- 0.25 part Harlequin Orange Liquor
- 3 drops Bittermans Mole Bitters
- 1 Demerara sugar cube
- 1 Orange Twist
- Round ice sphere in Old Fashioned glass
Method: Add 1 demerara cane sugar cube to a mixing glass. Add 3 drops Mole Bitters and 0.25 parts of orange liqueur to mixing glass and on top of sugar cube. Use muddler to break down sugar cube in glass. Add ice to mixing glass and pour in 1.5 parts HAVANA CLUB Añejo Clásico rum and 1.25 parts cold brew concentrate. Stir contents of mixing glass for 40 revolutions. Use strainer and pour cocktail over 1 round ice sphere in an Old Fashioned glass. Wipe rim of glass with orange twist and add as garnish on top.
- 1.5 parts HAVANA CLUB Añejo Blanco rum
- 0.75 parts fresh lime juice
- 0.75 parts honey syrup (2:1 ratio of honey to water)
- MARTINI & ROSSI prosecco
- Lime twist for garnish
Method: Combine and shake HAVANA CLUB Añejo Blanco rum, honey syrup & lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a champagne glass. Top with MARTINI & ROSSI prosecco. Garnish with a lime twist.
The real HAVANA CLUB is an authentic Cuban rum, with deep rooted ties to its heritage, cocktails, and culture. Just as rum is inherent to Cuban culture, so is coffee, which The Roost and HAVANA CLUB are happy to collaborate on to bring the spirit of Cuba to the people of New York.