Old Frenchie

Sebastian Cañas, Yvonne's | Boston

Sebastian Cañas of Yvonne’s in Boston plays on the Old Cuban cocktail in his aperitif, the Old Frenchie. “It’s a refreshing cocktail, with some citrus behind it that will get your palate clean and ready for dinner,” as an aperitif should, he says. White rum and mint, plus a dose of St-Germain and a topper of sparkling wine, makes for a drink that is “floral and elegant,” and ideal for an early evening cocktail.


Serving: 1

  • 1 ounce white rum
  • 3/4 ounce St-Germain
  • 1/2 ounce lemon juice
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Champagne, to top

Garnish: mint sprig, bitters

  1. Combine all ingredients in cocktail shaker over ice and shake.
  2. Double-strain over crushed ice into a tall glass.
  3. Top with Champagne. Garnish with mint sprig and a few dashes of bitters.